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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.
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.