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 (tĕl′ē-ŏst′, tē′lē-)
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).]
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(ˈtɛlɪˌɒst; ˈtiːlɪ-)
(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
(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]
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(ˈtɛl iˌɒst, ˈti li-)

also tel`e•os′te•an,

1. belonging or pertaining to the Teleostei, several orders of bony fishes that have a swim bladder and thin scales: includes most living species.
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]
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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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Considering the above, and as a precursor to developing BRDs that might address some of the bycatch issues in the southern Brazilian penaeid-trawl fishery, here we sought to describe various morphometric relationships for the key teleost and one penaeid species (P.
A key question relates to what physiological stimuli lead to activation of the RAS and what role does ANGII play in this FW adapted teleost. Environmental and/or climate induced changes in FW salinity have the potential to push FW adapted organisms to the limits of their homeostatic acclimatization range.
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(1997) Osmoregulatory actions of growth hormone and prolactin in an advanced teleost. Gen Comp Endocrinol 106: 95-101.
Vitellogenic oocytes color varies in teleost amongst the species depending on diet and it is important for offspring identification and selection of healthy females (Blount & Houston, 2000; Lubzens, Young, Bobe, & Cerda, 2010).