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sorosis

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[ suh-roh-sis ]
/ səˈroʊ sɪs /
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noun, plural so·ro·ses [suh-roh-seez]. /səˈroʊ siz/. Botany.

a fleshy multiple fruit composed of many flowers, seed vessels, and receptacles consolidated, as in the pineapple and mulberry.

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Origin of sorosis

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1825–35; <New Latin, equivalent to Greek sōr(ós) heap + New Latin -ōsis-osis

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[ suh-roh-sis ]
/ səˈroʊ sɪs /

noun, plural so·ro·ses [suh-roh-seez], /səˈroʊ siz/, so·ro·sis·es.

a women's society or club.

Origin of sorosis

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After the name of a club established in 1868; based on Latin sororsister
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British Dictionary definitions for sorosis

sorosis
/ (səˈrəʊsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-siːz)

a fleshy multiple fruit, such as that of the pineapple and mulberry, formed from flowers that are crowded together on a fleshy stem

Word Origin for sorosis

C19: from New Latin, from Greek sōros a heap
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