subterminal

adjective
sub·ter·mi·nal | \ˌsəb-ˈtərm-nəl, -ˈtər-mə-nᵊl\

Definition of subterminal 

: situated or occurring near but not precisely at an end subterminal spots on tail feathers

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1828, in the meaning defined above

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