Definition of telome
: 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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up telome? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).