noun tel·e·ost \ˈte-lē-ˌäst, ˈtē-\

Definition of TELEOST

:  bony fish
teleost adjective
tel·e·os·te·an \ˌte-lē-ˈäs-tē-ən, ˌtē-\ adjective

Origin of TELEOST

ultimately from Greek teleios complete, perfect (from telos end) + osteon bone — more at osseous
First Known Use: 1862


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