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torula

[tawr-yuh-luh, -uh-luh, tawr-] /ˈtɔr yə lə, -ə lə, ˈtɔr-/
noun
1.
a highly nutritious yeast produced commercially on a sugar recovered from the manufacture of wood products or from processed fruit.
Also called torula yeast.
Origin
< New Latin Torula (1796) a fungus genus, equivalent to Latin tor(us) torus + -ula -ule
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