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torose

[tawr-ohs, tohr-, taw-rohs, toh-] /ˈtɔr oʊs, ˈtoʊr-, tɔˈroʊs, toʊ-/
adjective
1.
Botany. cylindrical, with swellings or constrictions at intervals; knobbed.
2.
Zoology, bulging.
Also, torous
[tohr-uh s, tawr-] /ˈtoʊr əs, ˈtɔr-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; < Latin torōsus bulging, full of muscle, equivalent to tor(us) bulge + -ōsus -ose1
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British Dictionary definitions for torose

torose

/ˈtɔːrəʊz; tɔːˈrəʊz/
adjective
1.
(biology) (of a cylindrical part) having irregular swellings; knotted
Derived Forms
torosity (tɔːˈrɒsɪtɪ) noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin torōsus muscular, from torus a swelling
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