te·​lome ˈtē-ˌlōm How to pronounce telome (audio)
: 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

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary tel- + -ome

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of telome was in 1935

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“Telome.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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