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adj 1  :  of, relating to, or being at an end, extremity, boundary, or terminus <the phalanx of a finger>   2 a  :  leading ultimately to death  :  FATAL < cancer>   b  :  approaching or close to death  :  being in the final stages of a fatal disease <a patient>   3  :  being at or near the end of a chain of atoms making up a molecule <the carbon>  ter*mi*nal*ly adv 
n :  a part that forms an end : esp  :  NERVE ENDING <synthesis of a neurotransmitter in the presynaptic of a neuron -R. J. Wurtman>  .
Similar sounding terms:  terminale 

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