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

First Known Use of subterminal

1828

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