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te·rete

 (tĕ-rēt′)
adj.
Biology Circular in cross section; cylindrical, sometimes with tapering ends: a terete stem.

[From Latin teres, teret-, rounded; see terə- in Indo-European roots.]

terete

(ˈtɛriːt)
adj
(Botany) (esp of plant parts) smooth and usually cylindrical and tapering
[C17: from Latin teres smooth, from terere to rub]

te•rete

(təˈrit, ˈtɛr it)

adj.
1. slender and smooth, with a circular transverse section.
2. cylindrical or slightly tapering.
[1610–20; earlier teret < Latin teret-, s. of teres smooth and round]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.terete - especially of plant parts; cylindrical and tapering
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
rounded - curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged; "low rounded hills"; "rounded shoulders"
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7 mm de largo, estrechamente lanceoladas, apice atenuado, arqueadas a semi-erectas, bicoloras, con una franja central parda a pardo-oscuro de celdillas esclerosadas y semiocluidas, margen ancho, pardo-amarillento, inconspicuamente dentado, no comosas; hojas 2-8 cm de largo, distantes entre si, (2-)7-15 mm; peciolo estrechamente alado, de 1/6-1/4 del largo de la hoja, 5-13 cm de largo, terete a cuadrangular, verdoso; lamina de contorno angostamente lanceolada a linear-lanceolada, de 1-6 x 0.
4 mm de diametro, de color blancuzco, terete y cubierto completamente por los cotiledones.
In open areas, the slender culms are erect, ascending, or widely spreading; they are 1 1/2' long, terete, light green, and hairless.
spikelets are distichously organized, which can be considered as a synapomotphy, though a number of reversals to terete spikelets with spiral glume arrangement are recorded (Muasya et al.
Fruto ovoide a globoso, terete o dorsalmente comprimido; glabro o, excepcionalmente, escamoso; costillas filiformes o gruesas, nunca aladas; canales secretores poco a muy desarrollados, uno por
El musculo pronador terete (Pronator teres) se origina en el epicondilo medial del humero y se inserta en el margen medial del tercio medio del radio en el mico de Goeldi -Callimico goeldii-(HILL, 1959), macaco cangrejero -Macaca fascicularis( KIMURA & TAKAI, 1970), mono maicero -Sapajus apella-, mono silbador -Sapajus libidinosus-(AVERSI-F et al.
Ademas del artista de Linares, el film cuenta con un reparto muy porpular formado por Mario Casas, Hugo Silva, Blanca Suarez, Carlos Areces, Santiago Segura, Terete Pavez, Carmen Machi y Pepon Nieto y Raphael.
Basidiomata stipitate, deep-rooted, 510 cm long, bright yellow when fresh becoming orange on drying, dichotomously branched, branches erect, terete, or compressed, with pointed tips.