One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘The ichthyic fauna of the Italian freshwaters is particularly rich in species, distributed throughout the territory in relation to their capacity of adaptation to diverse environmental conditions.’
- ‘Netdish has developed an innovative telematic system for data management and transmission between fishing vessels and ichthyic markets.’
- ‘They already have no ichthyic fauna of their own, and they are relatively isolated, with no rivers to flow into or out of them, whence fish could escape.’
- ‘High anthropogenic pressures on marine ecosystems have resulted in decreased amounts of commercial fish species and total ichthyic fauna.’
- ‘The aim of this study was to assess the absorption of ichthyic origin after oral administration to 20 healthy male volunteers.’
Mid 19th century: from Greek ikhthuïkos ‘fishy’, from ikhthus ‘fish’.
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