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"ichthyo" is from "ikhthus" (fish) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"ichthyo-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "fish" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

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ichthyo- illustration Sharks are one of the many research interests of the Ichthyology Division.
ichthyo- illustration The aim of this study was to assess the absorption of ichthyic origin after oral administration to 20 healthy male volunteers.