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Pronunciation : Ich"thy*ol, n. [Gr. ,
Part of Speech : a
Definition : Defn: An oily substance prepared by the dry distillation of a bituminous mineral containing fossil fishes. It is used in medicine as a remedy in some forms of skin diseases.

fish + (prob.) L. oleum oil; but cf. Ichthyolite.] (Chem.)
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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