follow Dictionary.com

9 Grammatical Pitfalls

teleost

[tel-ee-ost, tee-lee-] /ˈtɛl iˌɒst, ˈti li-/
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the Teleostei, a group of bony fishes including most living species.
noun
2.
Also called teleostome
[tel-ee-uh-stohm, tee-lee-] /ˈtɛl i əˌstoʊm, ˈti li-/ (Show IPA)
. a teleost fish.
Origin of teleost
1860-1865
1860-65; < New Latin Teleostei infraclass name (designating fish with completely ossified skeletons), plural of teleosteus, equivalent to Greek tele- tele-2 + -osteos -boned, adj. derivative of ostéon bone; see osteo-, -ous
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for teleost

teleost

/ˈtɛlɪˌɒst; ˈtiːlɪ-/
noun
1.
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
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Teleostei
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin teleosteī (pl) creatures having complete skeletons, from Greek teleos complete + osteon bone
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
teleost in Science
teleost
  (těl'ē-ŏst', tē'lē-)   
See bony fish.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for teleost

Most English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for teleost

7
8
Scrabble Words With Friends