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tel·e·ost

 (tĕl′ē-ŏst′, tē′lē-)
n.
Any of various fishes of the group Teleostei, having a protrusible upper jaw and including most of the ray-finned fishes.

[From New Latin Teleosteī, group name (Greek teleos, complete; see teleology + osteon, bone; see ost- in Indo-European roots) and from New Latin Teleostomī, group name (Greek teleos, complete + Greek stoma, mouth).]

teleost

(ˈtɛlɪˌɒst; ˈtiːlɪ-)
n
(Animals) any bony fish of the subclass Teleostei, having rayed fins and a swim bladder: the group contains most of the bony fishes, including the herrings, carps, eels, cod, perches, etc
adj
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Teleostei
[C19: from New Latin teleosteī (pl) creatures having complete skeletons, from Greek teleos complete + osteon bone]

tel•e•ost

(ˈtɛl iˌɒst, ˈti li-)

also tel`e•os′te•an,



adj.
1. belonging or pertaining to the Teleostei, several orders of bony fishes that have a swim bladder and thin scales: includes most living species.
n.
2. a teleost fish.
[1860–65; < New Latin Teleostei (1844), orig. designating all fish with completely ossified skeletons, pl. of teleosteus= Greek tele- tele-2 + -osteos -boned, adj. derivative of ostéon bone; see osteo-, -ous]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.teleost - a bony fish of the subclass Teleostei
malacopterygian, soft-finned fish - any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
cornetfish - slender tropical fish with a long tubular snout and bony plates instead of scales
pipefish, needlefish - fish with long tubular snout and slim body covered with bony plates
bellows fish, snipefish - small bottom-dwelling fish of warm seas having a compressed body and a long snout with a toothless mouth
shrimpfish, shrimp-fish - slender tropical shallow-water East Indian fish covered with transparent plates
Aulostomus maculatus, trumpetfish - tropical Atlantic fish with a long snout; swims snout down
bony fish - any fish of the class Osteichthyes
subclass Teleostei, Teleostei - large diverse group of bony fishes; includes most living species
needlefish, gar, billfish - elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with long toothed jaws; abundant in coastal waters
flying fish - tropical marine fishes having enlarged winglike fins used for brief gliding flight
halfbeak - tropical and subtropical marine and freshwater fishes having an elongated body and long protruding lower jaw
saury, Scomberesox saurus, billfish - slender long-beaked fish of temperate Atlantic waters
acanthopterygian, spiny-finned fish - a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
sweeper - little-known nocturnal fish of warm shallow seas with an oblong compressed body
ganoid, ganoid fish - primitive fishes having thick bony scales with a shiny covering
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Light microscopy and photography allowed much more detailed studies, which mainly focused on different teleost fish scales (Cockerell 1913; Kobayashi 1951; Haque 1955; Batts 1964; Patterson et al.
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Molecular cloning of estrogen receptors a and p in the ovary of a teleost fish, the tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus).
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However, other animals, such as teleost fish have a remarkable capacity to regenerate damaged tissue replacing it with newly formed tissue.
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Therefore, I can marvel at the many Zingiberacae, Arecaceae, and Dipterocarpae among the plant kingdom, know whether a bird is a Passerida or a Bucerotida, a fish a teleost or a chondreost, and identify what I call a "toilet fly" correctly as one of the Diptera.
Sodium, chloride and water balance in the euryhaline teleost Aphanius dispar (Ruppell) (Cyprinodontidae).