Definition of Osteichthyes in English:

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Osteichthyes

Pronunciation: /ˌästēˈikTHēˌēz/
Zoology
A class of fishes that includes those with a bony skeleton. Compare with Chondrichthyes.
Example sentences
  • The division Teleostei within the Osteichthyes (bony fish) is made up of 38 orders.
  • Our analyses also give a strong support for the separation of Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fishes) before the divergence of Osteichthyes (bony fishes) from the other gnathostomes.
  • The other two large groups are the class of Crustacea (Shrimp, Lobster, Crab) and Osteichthyes (bony fish).

Origin

Modern Latin (plural), from Greek osteon 'bone' + ikhthus 'fish'.

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