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Terete   [ Botany ]
Synonym: Cylindrical

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  Cylindrical or nearly so, slender, usually solid or slightly tapering and circular in cross-section.  

(From Latin "teres",   rounded )

Especially of plant parts that are smooth, cylindrical, and tapering, often used in describing vascular cells (xylem cells), stems (as the normal culm of a grass plant), spines, leaves etc..
 

 

 

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