terete

[tuh-reet, ter-eet]
adjective
1.
slender and smooth, with a circular transverse section.
2.
cylindrical or slightly tapering.

Origin:
1610–20; earlier teret < Latin teret- (stem of teres) smooth and round, akin to terere to rub

subterete, adjective
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terete (ˈtɛriːt)
 
adj
(esp of plant parts) smooth and usually cylindrical and tapering
 
[C17: from Latin teres smooth, from terere to rub]

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The terete leaf sheaths are bladeless, and shining or light brown in color.
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