belonging or pertaining to the Teleostei, a group of bony fishes including most living species.
Also called teleostome
[tel-ee-uh-stohm, tee-lee-] /ˈtɛl i əˌstoʊm, ˈti li-/ (Show IPA). a teleost fish.
Origin of teleost
1860-65; < New LatinTeleostei infraclass name (designating fish with completely ossified skeletons), plural of teleosteus, equivalent to Greektele-tele-2 + -osteos -boned, adj. derivative of ostéon bone; see osteo-, -ous