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Latin ichthyocolla, from Ancient Greek ἰχθυόκολλα (ikhthuókolla, fish-glue), from ἰχθύς (ikhthús, fish) + κόλλα (kólla, glue).

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ichthyocolla (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) Fish glue, isinglass; a glue prepared from the sounds (swimming bladders) of various fishes.
    • 1665, Robert Hooke, Micrographia, VII:
      Several others of these drops I covered over with a thin but very tuff skin of Icthyocolla, which being very tough and very transparent, was the most convenient substance for these tryals that I could imagine […].

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