Definition of terete in English:
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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