- the mechanical device by means of which an electric connection to an apparatus is established.
- the point of current entry to, or point of current departure from, any conducting component in an electric circuit.
- a herm or term.
- a carving or the like at the end of something, as a finial.
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Example sentences from the Web for subterminal
Conelets subterminal, or lateral and subterminal, mucronate.
The zoœcia are tubular and have a terminal or subterminal orifice, which is angulate or subangulate as seen from above.Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa|Nelson Annandale
In most juvenal mice, the yellow to ochraceous pigments of the subterminal bands are reduced or absent.Speciation and Evolution of the Pygmy Mice, Genus Baiomys|Robert L. Packard
Conelets large, subterminal, or on young trees often pseudolateral.
The mouth is seldom round; it is often subterminal, opening by a transverse slit.Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold
British Dictionary definitions for subterminal (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for subterminal (2 of 2)
- a point at which current enters or leaves an electrical device, such as a battery or a circuit
- a conductor by which current enters or leaves at such a point
- an ornamental carving at the end of a structure
- another name for term (def. 10)
- a point or station usually at the end of the line of a railway, serving as an important access point for passengers or freight
- a less common name for terminus
- the smallest arteriole before its division into capillaries
- either of two veins that collect blood from the thalamus and surrounding structures and empty it into the internal cerebral vein
- the portion of a bronchiole just before it subdivides into the air sacs of the lungs