plural noun

Definition of Teleostomi

: a class or sometimes a subclass that contains all existing jawed fishes except the Chondrichthyes or sometimes the Chondrichthyes and Choanichthyes, that is characterized by membrane bones developed in connection with and entering into the structure of the jaws, cranium, pectoral arch, and opercular apparatus, gill arches bearing filamentous gills, and no claspers on the ventral fins, and that includes the ganoids and teleosts and is further characterized by the hyostylic suspensorium, bony fin rays, and lack of cerebral hemispheres

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Other Words from Teleostomi

teleostomian \ ¦⸗⸗⸗¦stōmēən \ or teleostomic \ ¦⸗⸗⸗¦stämik \ or teleostomous \ ¦⸗⸗¦ästəməs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Teleostomi

New Latin, from tele- entry 2 + -stomi

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“Teleostomi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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