Pronunciation: tō′rŭs, tō′rī
- A rounded swelling, such as that caused by a contracting muscle.
- 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.
[L. swelling, knot, bulge]
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