from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of fishes.
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- adj. Of, pertaining to, or like fish; piscine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Like, or pertaining to, fishes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to fishes; having the characters of a fish; ichthyomorphic; ichthyopsidan; piscine.
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On the hill overhanging it sits a verdigris replica of a pagoda awaiting ichthyic acolytes.
These fishes, which preceded the appearance of reptiles, present a combination of ichthyic and reptilian characters not to be found in the true members of this class, which form its bulk at present.
Thus I have been led to recognise species as exemplifying the continuous operation of natural law, or secondary cause; and that not only successively but progressively; "from the first embodiment of the vertebrate idea under its old ichthyic vestment until it became arrayed in the glorious garb of the human form."
“Footprints,” I had such frequent occasion to refer to my master, our great authority in ichthyic history, that he himself would have associated his name with it on the other side of the Atlantic, and referred in turn to its humble writer.
Our Santa Rosans seemed to have little tact in fishing; still their spears and our hooks gathered not a few representatives of ichthyic life in the Napo.
This great river is a peculiar ichthyic province, and each part has its characteristics.
It never once crossed my mind when, in writing my little volume, the "Footprints," I had such frequent occasion to refer to my master, our great authority in ichthyic history, that he himself would have associated his name with it on the other side of the
As to fossil representatives of the ichthyic type, the most ancient were not supposed before 1838 to be of a date anterior to the Coal, but they have since been traced back, first to the Devonian, and then to the Silurian rocks.
With the Old Red Sandstone the ganoids were ushered upon the scene in amazing abundance; and for untold ages, comprising mayhap millions of years, the entire ichthyic class consisted, so far as is yet known, of but these two orders.
Associated with the earliest ichthyic remains of the Old Red Sandstone, we find vegetable organisms in such abundance, that they communicate often a fissile character to the stone in which they occur.