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torose

[ tawr-ohs, tohr-, taw-rohs, toh- ]
/ ˈtɔr oʊs, ˈtoʊr-, tɔˈroʊs, toʊ- /
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adjective

Botany. cylindrical, with swellings or constrictions at intervals; knobbed.
Zoology. bulging.

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Also to·rous [tawr-uhs, tohr-]. /ˈtɔr əs, ˈtoʊr-/.

Origin of torose

1750–60; <Latin torōsus bulging, full of muscle, equivalent to tor(us) bulge + -ōsus-ose1
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torose

torous (ˈtɔːrəs)

/ (ˈtɔːrəʊz, tɔːˈrəʊz) /

adjective

biology (of a cylindrical part) having irregular swellings; knotted

Derived forms of torose

torosity (tɔːˈrɒsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for torose

C18: from Latin torōsus muscular, from torus a swelling
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