164. Fish


See also 44. BIOLOGY ; 430. ZOOLOGY

anadromous
a term describing fish that migrate upriver to spawn.
catadromous
a term describing fish that migrate downriver to spawn.
halieutics
1 . the activity of fishing.
2 . a work on fishing. — halieutic , adj.
ichthyism, ichthyismus
a toxic condition caused by toxic fish roe.
ichthyolatry
the worship of fish or of fish-shaped idols.
ichthyology
1 . the branch of zoology that studies fishes.
2 . a zoological treatise on fish. — ichthyologist , n . — ichthyological , adj.
ichthyomancy
a form of divination involving the heads or entrails of fish.
ichthyomania
an abnormal love of fish.
ichthyophagy
the practice of eating or subsisting on fish. — ichthyophagist , n . — ichthyophagous , adj.
ichthyophobia
1 . a ritual avoidance of fish, especially under the pressure of taboo.
2 . an abnormal fear of fish.
ichthyosis
a dermatologie condition in which the skin resembles fish scales. — ichthyotic , adj.
ichthyotomy
the anatomical structure of fishes and its study. — ichthyotomist , n. ichthyotomic , adj.
piscary
the right of one person to fish in waters belonging to another. See also 239. LAW .
piscatology
Rare. the art or science of fishing.
piscatorian, piscatorialist
an angler or fisherman.
pisciculture
the breeding of fish, as a hobby or for scientific or commercial purposes. — pisciculturist , n. piscicultural , adj.
planktology, planktonology
the branch of biology that studies plankton, especially as the sustenance of planktivorous fish.
Waltonian
1 . a keen angler or fisherman, after Izaak Walton (1593-1683), English author of The Compleat Angler.
2 . an admirer of the works of Izaak Walton. — Waltonian , adj.

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