teleost

noun
tel·e·ost | \ˈte-lē-ˌäst, ˈtē-\

Definition of teleost 

Other Words from teleost

teleost adjective
teleostean \ˌte-lē-ˈä-stē-ən, ˌtē- \ adjective

First Known Use of teleost

1863, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for teleost

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

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