telome

noun
te·​lome | \ ˈtē-ˌlōm How to pronounce telome (audio) \

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

First Known Use of telome

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for telome

International Scientific Vocabulary tel- + -ome

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“Telome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/telome. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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