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Word: terminal

Definition: part that forms the end; railroad or bus station; ADJ. forming an end; ending in death; fatal; Ex. terminal cancer


Sentences Containing 'terminal'

The spoons are connected with the negative terminal of the battery, while the slab of pure silver is connected with the positive terminal of the same battery.
In order to separate out the desired metal, the ore is placed in some suitable acid bath, and is connected with the positive terminal of a battery, thus taking the place of the silver slab in the last Section.
The tail has a terminal dark bar, with the outer feathers externally edged at the base with white.
In the common rue and some other plants, one flower, usually the central or terminal one, opens first, and has five sepals and petals, and five divisions to the ovarium; while all the other flowers on the plant are tetramerous.
In the first and simplest stage, the terminal segment of a limb shuts down either on the square summit of the broad penultimate segment, or against one whole side, and is thus enabled to catch hold of an object, but the limb still serves as an organ of locomotion.
We next find one corner of the broad penultimate segment slightly prominent, sometimes furnished with irregular teeth, and against these the terminal segment shuts down.
By an increase in the size of this projection, with its shape, as well as that of the terminal segment, slightly modified and improved, the pincers are rendered more and more perfect, until we have at last an instrument as efficient as the chelae of a lobster.

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