plural noun
Tel·​eo·​ceph·​ali | \ ˌtelēōˈsefəˌlī sometimes ˌtēl- \

Definition of Teleocephali

in some classifications
: a division of teleost fishes including those having the typical number of cranial and opercular bones, separate anterior vertebrae, and no mesocaracoid (as the perches and pike)

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Other Words from Teleocephali

teleocephalous \ ¦⸗⸗⸗¦⸗⸗ləs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Teleocephali

New Latin, from tele- entry 2 + -cephali

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