from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Located or occurring near an end.
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- adj. Positioned near an end
- adj. Less than terminal
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Nearly terminal; situated near but not at the end.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. near but not precisely at an end
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The flowers are subterminal inflorescences with numerous long, hairlike purple or red stamens, which give the plants a handsome, showy appearance.
Mouth terminal or subterminal; Family _Trachelinidæ_ body frequently drawn out into long process; mouth may have specialized framework.
The contractile vacuole is terminal or subterminal and near the anal opening.
The contractile vacuole is subterminal and dorsal; it is questionable whether there are canals leading to it.
Conelets subterminal, or lateral and subterminal, mucronate.
Like the pistillate flower it may be subterminal or lateral, but a subterminal pistillate flower may become a pseudolateral conelet by reason of a summer-growth (fig. 40-a).
Fig. 263, Multinodal branchlet bearing lateral and subterminal conelets and a ripe cone.
On uninodal shoots they are necessarily subterminal (fig. 34), the lateral pistillate flower being possible only on multinodal shoots (fig. 35) where it is often associated with the subterminal flower (fig. 33).
Conelets subterminal or often pseudolateral, their scales gradually narrowed into a spine.
The flowers in Pinus are monoecious, the pistillate in the position of a long shoot, taking the place of a subterminal or lateral bud, the staminate in the position of a dwarf-shoot, taking the place of a leaf-fascicle but confined to the basal part of the internode.
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