ichthyoid


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ich·thy·oid

 (ĭk′thē-oid′)
n.
A fish or fishlike vertebrate.
adj. also ich·thy·oi·dal (ĭk′thē-oid′l)
Characteristic of or resembling a fish.

ichthyoid

(ˈɪkθɪˌɔɪd)
adj
(Animals) resembling a fish
n
(Animals) a fishlike vertebrate
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A decade and a half ago, Lewis-Williams (1977: 167) argued that /Han=kass'o's failure to comment on the ichthyoid feature, together with the similar appearance of some other paintings in the same region (Lewis-Williams 1977: figure 2), suggests that 'the mermaid effect has been created by poor draughtsmanship rather than an intention to depict human beings with ichthyoid tails'.
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