Origin of terete
OTHER WORDS FROM teretesub·te·rete, adjective
Words nearby terete
How to use terete in a sentence
Terete′, cylindrical and tapering, columnar; Tereticau′date, round-tailed.
Pod linear, terete or somewhat 4-sided, the valves being keeled by a mid-nerve.
Pod a short silique or a silicle, varying from oblong-linear to globular, terete or nearly so; valves strongly convex, nerveless.
Pod linear or oblong, nearly terete or 4-sided, with a stout 1-seeded beak or a rigid style; valves 1–5-nerved.
Fruit ovate, glabrous, with equal filiform ribs, and no oil-tubes; stylopodium conical and prominent; seed nearly terete.