plural noun
ter·​mi·​na·​lia | \ ˌtərməˈnālēə, -lyə \

Definition of terminalia

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the terminal elements of a part especially : the final segments of the insect abdomen modified to form the external genitalia


Ter·​mi·​na·​lia | \ ˌtərməˈnālēə, -lyə \

Definition of Terminalia (Entry 2 of 2)

: a large genus of tropical trees and shrubs (family Combretaceae) having entire leaves clustered at the ends of the branches and small apetalous flowers in loose spikes — see malabar almond , myrobalan sense 1

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History and Etymology for terminalia

Plural noun

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of terminalis terminal


New Latin, from Latin terminalis terminal + New Latin -ia

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“Terminalia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terminalia. Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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