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teleost

play
noun tel·e·ost \ˈte-lē-ˌäst, ˈtē-\

Definition of teleost

teleost

adjective

teleostean

play \ˌte-lē-ˈäs-tē-ən, ˌtē-\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of teleost

ultimately from Greek teleios complete, perfect (from telos end) + osteon bone — more at osseous


First Known Use: 1862


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