Institute for Child Health Policy
International Clearinghouse of Health System Reform Initiatives
International Classification of Health Problems in Primary Care
1. . abbreviation 1. ichthyology ichthyology
[ik-tham-awl, -ol; ik-thuh-mawl, -mol] /ɪkˈθæm ɔl, -ɒl; ˈɪk θəˌmɔl, -ˌmɒl/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a viscous, reddish-brown to brownish-black substance, obtained by the destructive distillation of bituminous shales, used in medicine chiefly as an antiseptic, analgesic, and local stimulant in skin disorders.