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ichthyology


an avid fisherman with an extensive library not just on fishing, but also on ichthyology
  the branch of zoology that studies fishes
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Standard suffix:  "ology" often means "study of" when used at the end of a word.
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  • an avid fisherman with an extensive library not just on fishing, but also on ichthyology
  • And so the monster surfaced again, despite the endless witticisms heaped on it by the popular press, and the human imagination soon got caught up in the most ridiculous ichthyological fantasies.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Despite the ichthyologist’s jest, they had a great deal in common.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • He awed Babbitt by confessing that he often sat up till midnight reading the figures and footnotes in Government reports, or skimming (with amusement at the author’s mistakes) the latest volumes of chemistry, archeology, and ichthyology.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt

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  • His ichthyological studies have taken him to Ireland, Brazil, and Tasmania.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • We stayed on watch before the lounge windows, and our notes enable me to reconstruct, in a few words, the ichthyology of this sea.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • In which case I could only tag along and resume our ichthyological research.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • "If we do not know every one of them, if nature still keeps ichthyological secrets from us, nothing is more admissible than to accept the existence of fish or cetaceans of new species or even new genera, animals with a basically ’cast–iron’ constitution that inhabit strata beyond the reach of our soundings, and which some development or other, an urge or a whim if you prefer, can bring to the upper level of the ocean for long intervals.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
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Associated words [difficulty]:   ichthyology [9] , entomology [6] , ethology [9]
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