Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
Cylindrical or slightly tapering, and without substantial furrows or ridges.‘As the leaf grows and becomes terete, the older leaf embraces it by the increasingly curved sheath.’
- ‘In addition, each lobe is somewhat twisted so that it gives the superficial impression of a terete structure that is stigmatic everywhere.’
Early 17th century from Latin teres, teret- ‘rounded off’.
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