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Pronunciation: te'rez, ter'e-tis, ter'e-tez

Definition: Round and long; denoting certain muscles and ligaments.

See: teres minor (muscle), teres major (muscle), round ligament of uterus, round ligament of liver, pronator teres (muscle)

[L. round, smooth, fr. tero, to rub]

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