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to·rus / ˈtôrəs/ • n. (pl. to·ri / ˈtôrī/ or to·rus·es ) 1. Geom. a surface or solid formed by rotating a closed curve, esp. a circle, around a line that lies in the same plane but does not intersect it (e.g., like a ring-shaped doughnut). ∎  a thing of this shape, esp. a large ring-shaped chamber used in physical research. 2. Archit. a large convex molding, typically semicircular in cross section, esp. as the lowest part of the base of a column. 3. Anat. a ridge of bone or muscle: the maxillary torus. 4. Bot. the receptacle of a flower.

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torus (pl. tori). Bold projecting convex moulding of semicircular section, e.g. on either side of the scotia in an Attic base. Larger tori, e.g. on the base of a triumphal column, are often enriched with bay-leaf garlands.

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torus The shape of a doughnut; a geometrical surface formed by rotating a circle (or other closed curve) about a circle in its plane without intersecting it.

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torus pl. tori (archit.) large convex moulding XVI. — L. torus swelling, round moulding.

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torus (adj. toral) Ring-shaped, like a doughnut.

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torus See receptacle.

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torusArras, embarrass, harass •gynandrous, polyandrous •Pancras • charas • Tatras • disastrous •ferrous • leprous • ambidextrous •Carreras, mayoress •scabrous •cirrus, Pyrrhus •chivalrous •citrous, citrus •ludicrous • tenebrous •Cyrus, Epirus, papyrus, virus •fibrous • hydrous • Cyprus •retrovirus • monstrous •brachiosaurus, brontosaurus, canorous, chorus, Epidaurus, Horus, megalosaurus, pelorus, porous, sorus, stegosaurus, Taurus, thesaurus, torus, tyrannosaurus •walrus •ochrous (US ocherous) •cumbrous • wondrous • lustrous •Algeciras, Severus •desirous •Arcturus, Epicurus, Honduras •barbarous • tuberous • slumberous •Cerberus • rapturous •lecherous, treacherous •torturous • vulturous • Pandarus •slanderous • ponderous •malodorous, odorous •thunderous • murderous •carboniferous, coniferous, cruciferous, melliferous, odoriferous, pestiferous, somniferous, splendiferous, umbelliferous, vociferous •phosphorous, phosphorus •sulphurous (US sulfurous) •Anaxagoras, Pythagorasclangorous, languorous •rigorous, vigorous •dangerous • verdurous •cankerous, cantankerous, rancorous •decorous • Icarus • valorous •dolorous • idolatrous •amorous, clamorous, glamorous •timorous •humerus, humorous, numerous •murmurous • generous • sonorous •onerous • obstreperous • Hesperus •vaporous • viviparous • viperous •Bosporus, prosperous •stuporous • cancerous •Monoceros, rhinoceros •sorcerous • adventurous • Tartarus •nectarous • dexterous • traitorous •preposterous • slaughterous •boisterous, roisterous •uterus • adulterous • stertorous •cadaverous • feverous •carnivorous, herbivorous, insectivorous, omnivorous •Lazarus

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