Definition of subterminal in English:

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subterminal

Pronunciation: /ˈsəbˌtərmənl/

adjective

technical
Near the end of a chain or other structure.
Example sentences
  • In nonterminal regions, the distribution was roughly bimodal with a low number of chiasmata in an interstitial position and an even lower one in the centromeric and subterminal segments.
  • Intermediate bearers display female flowers mainly on terminal and subterminal buds on the annual shoots when they are inserted on 2-year-old branches.
  • Adhering egg clusters along the spines are covered by thin, gelatinous sheath; tips of spines are separated from each other, with slight but distinct subterminal narrowing.

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Syllabification: sub·ter·mi·nal

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