bony fish

noun
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018

Definition of bony fish

: any of a major taxon (class Osteichthyes or superclass Teleostomi) comprising fishes (such as sturgeons, eels, mackerels, and sunfish) with a bony rather than a cartilaginous skeleton called also teleost; compare cartilaginous fish, jawless fish

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