teleost

noun
tel·​e·​ost | \ ˈte-lē-ˌäst How to pronounce teleost (audio) , ˈtē-\

Definition of teleost

Other Words from teleost

teleost adjective
teleostean \ ˌte-​lē-​ˈä-​stē-​ən How to pronounce teleostean (audio) , 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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