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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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(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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tel•e•ost(ˈtɛl iˌɒst, ˈti li-)
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]
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|Noun||1.||teleost - a bony fish of the subclass Teleostei|
cornetfish - slender tropical fish with a long tubular snout and bony plates instead of scales
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
bony fish - any fish of the class Osteichthyes
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
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
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