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sub·ter·mi·nal

 (sŭb-tûr′mə-nəl)
adj.
Located or occurring near an end.
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subterminal

(sʌbˈtɜːmɪnəl)
adj
almost at an end
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Adj.1.subterminal - near but not precisely at an end; "a subterminal band of color on the tail feathers"
intermediate - lying between two extremes in time or space or state; "going from sitting to standing without intermediate pushes with the hands"; "intermediate stages in a process"; "intermediate stops on the route"; "an intermediate range plane"
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The mouth opens subterminally on the ventral side (Figures 1-3) and having a lower lip-like structure, the tegument of which forms an irregularly arranged series of many thick tegumental folds (Figure 4).
1): Scales on vertex white, with dark brown band subterminally; frons white, tinged with dark brown laterally.
Typical structure of SLs consists of a sophorose (dimeric sugar) linked [beta]-glycosidically to terminally or subterminally hydroxylated fatty acid with chain lengths 16-18 [2].
Digestive tract starts from oral opening situated subterminally, leading into esophagus which is surrounded by esophageal glands.
beanka, and the apical region less swollen; vas deferens follows a similar path alongside penis, running to its apex and then recurving before inserting subterminally via a short, somewhat broader, pale flesh-coloured epiphallus; details of recurved vas deferens and epiphallus mostly concealed by attachment of retractor muscle.
proximus showed the presence of single marks, subterminally located in the short arm of the second pair in all specimens (Figure 1, box).