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noun (plural termini /-nī/ or terminuses)
1a final point in space or time; an end or extremity:the exhibition’s terminus is 1962 Biochemistry the end of a polypeptide or polynucleotide chain or similar long molecule. 2
chiefly British the end of a railroad or other transportation route, or a station at such a point; a terminal.
3 Architecture a figure of a human bust or an animal ending in a square pillar from which it appears to spring, originally used as a boundary marker in ancient Rome.
The plural of terminus
can be spelled either termini
(like the original Latin) or terminuses