Definition of ichthyoid in English:

ichthyoid

Line breaks: ich¦thy|oid
Pronunciation: /ˈɪkθɪɔɪd
 
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adjective

Resembling a fish; fishlike.
More example sentences
  • The title, taken from St. Anthony's famous ichthyoid missionary work, is Sermon to the Fishes.
  • Recovered ichthyoid remains include shark micro teeth and scales.

noun

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Any fishlike vertebrate.
More example sentences
  • The move left many farmers devastated, some even bankrupt, and triggered intense anger over the government's decision to elevate the concerns of ichthyoids over those of human beings.
  • None of you realise it yet, but this is an advance as big as the step the first ichthyoid took out of the protozoic sea 300 million years ago.
  • No sign remained there of the ghostly ichthyoids that had emerged from the waves the night before.

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