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telome

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noun te·lome \ˈtē-ˌlōm\

Definition of telome

  1. :  a hypothetical plant structure in a theory of the evolution of leaves and sporophylls in vascular plants that consists of one of the vegetative or reproductive terminal branchlets of a dichotomously branched axis



Origin and Etymology of telome

International Scientific Vocabulary tel- + -ome


First Known Use: 1935


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