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torus

Pronunciation: to'rus, to'ri

Definition:

  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]

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