terete[te rēt′, ter′ēt′]
terete definition by Webster's New World
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Biol. of or having a circular shape when cross-sectioned or a cylindrical shape that tapers at each end
Origin: Classical Latin teres (gen. teretis), round, smooth, origin, originally , rubbed ; from terere, to rub: see throw
terete definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Cylindrical but usually slightly tapering at both ends, circular in cross section, and smooth-surfaced.
Origin: From Latin teres, teret-, rounded; see terə-1 in Indo-European roots.