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Definition of terete

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Definition as written by Lophophora:

Circular in transverse section, cylindric and usually tapering.

Definition as written by htop:

Pencil-like; circular; approximately cylindrical (tubular) however, usually tapering at both ends; circular or cylindrical in cross-section - a terete seedpod (seed pod). Example usage: The shape of the silique, flattened vs. rounded or terete, is crucial in identifying some species of mustards. A type of orchid growth wherin the stem and/or leaves are circular in cross section. Image below - immature \'Antique Rose\' seedpods (seed pods)

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