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teres in Medicine

teres te·res (tēr'ēz, těr'-)
adj. pl. ter·e·tes (těr'ĭ-tēz')
Being round and long. Used of certain muscles and ligaments.

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  • His ability seemed to him unimpeachable,—totus, teres, atque rotundas.

    My Novel, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Here was a piece of experience solidly and livingly built up in words, here was a story created, teres atque rotundus.

    Across the Plains Robert Louis Stevenson
  • He is teres et rotundas; strokes fly from the lubricity of his polish, and the shiftings of his circular formation.

    Tomlinsoniana Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • At last the lover begs for mercy; he writes Venus a letter: "with the teres of min eye in stede of inke."

  • Again the names are different; and this teres was king of the Odrysians, the first by the way who attained to any power.

  • At the end, in full sunshine, stands a little copse of Vanda teres, set as closely as their stiff branches will allow.

    About Orchids Frederick Boyle
  • Always the complete, the absolute; the teres atque rotundum, sphericity, non-resignation.

    Amiel's Journal Henri-Frdric Amiel
  • No longer 'in seipso totus, teres, atque rotundus' its reputation for inviolability and indestructibility is gone for ever.

  • The influenza of 1782 was a very definite incident of a few weeks—teres atque rotundus.

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