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terminus the end or final point of something. [4 definitions]
terminus ad quem (Latin) a destination, limit, final point, or the like.
terminus a quo (Latin) a starting point, beginning, origination, or the like.
termite any of various light-colored, soft-bodied, somewhat antlike, and mainly tropical insects that feed on wood and thus may destroy wooden structures, trees, and the like.
termless combined form of term.
term paper a long essay or report required of a high school or college student at the end of a term or semester.
tern any of various aquatic birds similar and related to gulls but smaller and slenderer, usu. having a black cap and a long forked tail.
ternary involving, consisting of, or arranged in three or threes. [5 definitions]
ternate consisting of three. [3 definitions]
terpene any of several unsaturated hydrocarbons, derived from resins and oils, that are used primarily in medicines and perfumes.
terpeneless combined form of terpene.
terpin hydrate a colorless powder, used in a liquid mixture as an expectorant or cough syrup.
terpsichorean of or relating to dancing. [2 definitions]
terr. abbreviation of "territory."
terrace a constructed horizontal surface, usu. roofless, that is exterior to a house or other building. [6 definitions]
terra cotta a hard brownish red ceramic clay, used in the making of sculpture, pottery, architectural ornaments, and building components. [2 definitions]
terra firma land that is firm or dry; solid earth.
terrain the natural surface features of a tract of land, esp. considered in relation to some use or activity.
terra incognita (Latin) an unexplored land or subject.
terrapin an edible North American turtle that lives in fresh or somewhat salty water.
terrarium a closed container, usu. of glass, in which small plants such as mosses are grown or small animals such as lizards are kept. (Cf. aquarium.)