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retuse

adjective re·tuse \ri-ˈtüs, -ˈtyüs\

Definition of RETUSE

:  having the apex rounded or obtuse with a slight notch

Origin of RETUSE

Latin retusus blunted, from past participle of retundere to pound back, blunt, from re- + tundere to beat, pound — more at contusion
First Known Use: circa 1753

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