retuse

adjective
re·​tuse | \ ri-ˈtüs How to pronounce retuse (audio) , -ˈtyüs \

Definition of retuse

: having the apex rounded or obtuse with a slight notch

First Known Use of retuse

circa 1753, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for retuse

Latin retusus blunted, from past participle of retundere to pound back, blunt, from re- + tundere to beat, pound — more at contusion

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“Retuse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retuse. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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