Definition of ichthyolite in English:


Line breaks: ich¦thyo|lite
Pronunciation: /ˈɪkθɪəlʌɪt


  • A fossil fish.
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    • The volume explains the forming process and delineates the categories and distribution of ichthyolites in China.
    • But the weeks glided all too quickly away among the ichthyolites of Caithness and Cromarty, and the shells and lignites of Sutherland and Ross.
    • It will be seen that the first-mentioned of these ancient ichthyolites bears a name compounded, though, in the reverse order, of exactly the same words.


early 19th century: from ichthyo- 'fish' + Latin oleum 'oil' + lithos 'stone'.

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