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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).]


(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]


(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]
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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2008), and the P450arom gene has been shown to be related to sex differentiation as well as gonadal development in teleost fish (Fukada et al.
Cyclic changes in fine structure of the epithelium lining the ovary of the viviparous teleost, Cymatogaster aggregate (Perciformes: Embiotocidae).
Moreover, teleost fish are in an interesting evolutionary position regarding immunological development, thus sprouting the current use of many species as animal models in immunology studies (Whyte, 2007).
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).
A teleost egg is covered with a thick envelope called a chorion, which has a narrow pore designated as a micropyle that helps to avoid polyspermy [15].
2000) presented the role of elements of the branchial basket in teleost feeding, giving special attention to the lower and upper pharyngeal jaws and gill rakers.
Numerous studies of the recreational use of circle hooks in teleost fisheries and the commercial pelagic longline fishery indicate that fewer fish are "deep hooked" on circle hooks and that catch efficiency with circle hooks is equal to, or better than, that with J hooks (Cooke and Suski, 2004; Serafy et al.
We will adopt a transgenic approach combined with state-of-the-art live imaging techniques to investigate the intricate interplay between GnRH and gonadotropes in the teleost pituitary.
Liver: Teleost fish liver and hepatocytes are structurally similar to mammals but unlike mammalian liver, fish hepatocytes are not arranged in lobes and liver lacks true portal tracts (Genten et al.
To calculate the abundance and composition of bycatch as a component of a typical commercial catch, the catch was sorted on deck removing all teleost fish and elasmobranchs.
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.