a combining form meaning “ribbon,” used in biology to form compound nouns that refer to the shape or number of chromosomes involved in meiosis: leptotene; pachytene; diplotene.
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How to use -tene in a sentence
Muchel sotschipe hit is leosen for an dei; tene oer tweolue.
Me tene mucho mucho big guns, bastante poquito mismo bastante, cutlass, pistols mucho bastante.The Captive in Patagonia | Benjamin Franklin Bourne
Inter utrumque tene—Keep a mid course between the two extremes.
Oblatam occasionem tene—Seize the opportunity that is offered.
I marvelled what tidings they could be, that were tene (grief) to the King, and blisfulhed (happiness) to the Queen.In Convent Walls | Emily Sarah Holt