Origin of terete
Examples from the Web for terete
Terete, long and round; same as cylindrical, only it may taper.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
Spikelets many-flowered, terete, clustered or solitary, axillary and terminal.
Spikelets ovoid, terete, the numerous scales all alike and regularly imbricated, each with a perfect flower.
Pod a short silique or a silicle, varying from oblong-linear to globular, terete or nearly so; valves strongly convex, nerveless.
The grain is fusiform, terete and within the nut-like polished hardened glume.A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses|Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar