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Soranus So·ra·nus (sô-rā'nəs), fl. second century A.D.

Greek physician. A leader of the school of physicians known as methodists, he wrote important works on midwifery and women's diseases.

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Soranus

in Roman religion, the underworld deity worshiped on Mount Soracte in southern Etruria. As priests, the hirpi Sorani celebrated a rite in which they marched barefoot over burning coals. Soranus was identified with Dis, the Roman god of the underworld, or with Apollo, a Greek god adopted by the Romans, and had a female partner, Feronia, a goddess of uncertain attributes.

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