Definition of teleostome in English:

teleostome

noun

Zoology
  • A jawed vertebrate of the group Teleostomi, which was formerly a subclass comprising the osteichthyans (bony fishes) and frequently the acanthodians, and is now regarded as a clade that includes also the tetrapods.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Richard Owen (1804–1892), comparative anatomist and palaeontologist. From teleo- + -stome, after scientific Latin Teleostomi, group (originally subclass) name.

Pronunciation

teleostome

/ˈtiːlɪəstəʊm//ˈtɛlɪəstəʊm/