- 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-uh n, tee-lee-] /ˌtɛl iˈɒs ti ən, ˌti li-/.
Origin of teleost
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Such for example is the case in some teleost fishes, as the pickerel (Fig. 48).
This condition depends upon the relatively much shorter extent of the teleost endgut compared with the human large intestine.
Fig. 311 shows the entire intestinal tract of a Teleost fish, Echelus conger, the conger eel.
As a rule, the egg of a Teleost is small, perfectly spherical, and enclosed in delicate but greatly distended membranes.
Therefore it was thought that the teleost series could not have had a common origin with the series of sharks.
- 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
C19: from New Latin teleosteī (pl) creatures having complete skeletons, from Greek teleos complete + osteon bone
- See bony fish.