belonging or pertaining to the Teleostei, a group of bony fishes including most living species.
Also called tel·e·o·stome [tel-ee-uh-stohm, tee-lee-]. /ˈtɛl i əˌstoʊm, ˈti li-/. a teleost fish.
- Sometimes tel·e·os·te·an [tel-ee-os-tee-uhn, tee-lee-] /ˌtɛl iˈɒs ti ən, ˌti li-/ .
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How to use teleost in a sentence
For example, photoreceptors are more red-sensitive in freshwater species of the teleost fish than in marine species—a distinction that illustrates the complexity of responses to light even among similar animals.
In the sea, whales, sharks, and teleost fishes of modern types rule in the stead of huge swimming reptiles.The Elements of Geology | William Harmon Norton
It is seen that the two upper arches on each side are obliterated, as indeed they already are in some teleost fishes.Evolution | Joseph Le Conte
Our common teleost fish, like perch and cod, appeared much later.The Whence and the Whither of Man | John Mason Tyler
Such for example is the case in some teleost fishes, as the pickerel (Fig. 48).The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity | George. S. Huntington
This condition depends upon the relatively much shorter extent of the teleost endgut compared with the human large intestine.The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity | George. S. Huntington
British Dictionary definitions for teleost
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
of, relating to, or belonging to the Teleostei
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Scientific definitions for teleost
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