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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: tō′rŭs, tō′rī


  1. A rounded swelling, such as that caused by a contracting muscle.
  2. A geometric figure formed by the revolution of a circle around the base of any of its arcs, such as the convex molding at the base of a pillar.

Synonym(s): elevation1TA

[L. swelling, knot, bulge]