any of many orders of bony fishes having a consolidated internal skeleton, swim bladder, thin cycloid scales, etc.
Origin of teleost; from Classical Greek teleos, complete ; from telos (see telo-) + osteon, bone: see ossify
of or belonging to the teleosts
Any of various fishes of the group Teleostei, having a protrusible upper jaw and including most of the ray-finned fishes.
Origin of teleostFrom New Latin Teleoste&imacron;, group name (Greek teleos, complete; see teleology + osteon, bone; see ost- in Indo-European roots) and from New Latin Teleostom&imacron;, group name (Greek teleos, complete + Greek stoma, mouth).
From Ancient Greek Ï„ÎÎ»ÎµÎ¿Ï‚ (teleos, “complete") + á½€ÏƒÏ„ÎÎ¿Î½ (osteon, “bone").