teleost

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n teleost a bony fish of the subclass Teleostei
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Teleost (Zoöl) One of the Teleosti. Also used adjectively.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • teleost In ichthyology, osseous, as a fish; having a well-ossified skeleton, as ordinary fishes; of or pertaining to the Teleostei.
    • n teleost An osseous fish; any member of the Teleostei. See cuts on following page, and cuts under Esox, optic, palatoquadrate, parasphenoid, and pike.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Teleost tel′ē-ost osseous
    • n Teleost an osseous fish—also Teleos′tean
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. complete + bone

Usage

In literature:

But the most interesting new departure is the first appearance, in the Jurassic, of bony-framed fishes (Teleosts).
"The Story of Evolution" by Joseph McCabe
Our common teleost fish, like perch and cod, appeared much later.
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
In various Teleosts the scales are vestigial (eel); in others (as in most electric fishes) they have completely disappeared.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various
The teleosts are a highly specialized type, adapted most perfectly to their aquatic environment.
"The Elements of Geology" by William Harmon Norton
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In science:

Kocher 1997 Structure and evolution of teleost mitochondrial control regions.
Evaluating Intraspecific Variation and Interspecific Diversity: comparing humans and fish species
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