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Can you pronounce Ichthyophthirius multifiliis?


Can you pronounce "Ichthyophthirius multifiliis"  

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  1. 1. Can you pronounce "Ichthyophthirius multifiliis"

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Hello everyone, so I was recently writing about fishkeeping and and needed to write the name of the parasite that causes Ich "Ichthyophthirius multifiliis" and struggled to pronounce that or read it, so out of curiosity how many people can say "Ichthyophthirius multifiliis" and not have to practice saying it using tongue twisters as a warm up?

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Ik-thee-off-theer’-ee-us (the “ophth” part is pronounced like ophthalmologist)



“ichthyo” pertains to fish, “phtheir” pertains to louse, so roughly = fish louse

”multi” obviously many, filius means children = many children

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