Definition of Terete

1. Adjective. Especially of plant parts; cylindrical and tapering.

Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Similar to: Rounded



Definition of Terete

1. a. Cylindrical and slightly tapering; columnar, as some stems of plants.

Definition of Terete

1. Adjective. Having a smooth circular cross-section; cylindrical. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Terete

1. cylindrical and slightly tapering [adj]

Medical Definition of Terete

1. Cylindrical or nearly so, circular in cross-section. (09 Oct 1997)

Terete Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Terete Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Terete

terefah
terek
tereks
terephah
terephthalate
terephthalates
terephthalic
terephthalic acid
terephthaloyl chloride
teres
teres major
teres major muscle
teres minor
teres minor muscle
teres muscle
terete (current term)
teretes
teretial
teretous
terf
terfe
terfenadine
terfes
terfluorene
terfluorenes
terfs
terga
tergal
tergant
tergeminate

Literary usage of Terete

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Flora of British India by Joseph Dalton Hooker (1879)
"Fruit oblong or ovate-oblong, narrowed shortly at the apex, laterally compressed, constricted at the commissure ; often scabrous ; carpels terete or ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"A terete muscle; specifically, one of two terete muscles of the shoulder ... The greater terete muscle of the shoulder-blade, commonly called teres major. ..."

3. Flora Cestrica: An Attempt to Enumerate and Describe the Flowering and by William Darlington (1837)
"Culm erect, terete, solid ; panicle large, loose; ... Culm 6 to R or 9 fret high, and half an inch to an inch in diam* ettr» terete» smooth solid ..."

4. A Flora of Western Middle California by Willis Linn Jepson (1911)
"Seeds in 2 rows in each cell: silique terete, linear to oblong; flowers small (2 lines long or less), ... Pod elongated, terete, sessile or short-stipitate. ..."

5. Gray's New Manual of Botany: A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of by Asa Gray, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1908)
"... flowers small ; fruiting pedicels 8-16 mm. long, spreading ; pods linear-terete, erect. — About Atlantic ports, and rarely inland. (Adv. from Eu.) 2. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Terete

Search for Terete on Dictionary.com!Search for Terete on Thesaurus.com!Search for Terete on Google!Search for Terete on Wikipedia!

Search