Definition of terete in English:

terete

adjective

Botany
  • Cylindrical or slightly tapering, and without substantial furrows or ridges.

    • ‘In addition, each lobe is somewhat twisted so that it gives the superficial impression of a terete structure that is stigmatic everywhere.’
    • ‘As the leaf grows and becomes terete, the older leaf embraces it by the increasingly curved sheath.’

Origin

Early 17th century: from Latin teres, teret- rounded off.

Pronunciation:

terete

/təˈrēt//ˈterˌēt/