noun, plural to·ri [tawr-ahy, tohr-ahy] /ˈtɔr aɪ, ˈtoʊr aɪ/.
- a doughnut-shaped surface generated by the revolution of a conic, especially a circle, about an exterior line lying in its plane.
- the solid enclosed by such a surface.
- the receptacle of a flower.
- a thickening of the wall membrane in the bordered pits occurring in the tracheid cells of the wood of many conifers.
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Examples from the Web for torus
Fragment of the base of an unfinished column, with torus moulding and horizontal flutings only partially carried out.
A beautiful and early example of its use occurs on the torus of the Ionic columns of the Erectheum at Athens.The Archaeology and Prehistoric Annals of Scotland|Daniel Wilson
In section this moulding may be compared to a large scotia divided into two cavettos by a torus.A History of Art in Chalda & Assyria, v. 1|Georges Perrot
In the first place there is the circular moulding or torus with a carved ribbon twisting about it.A History of Art in Ancient Egypt, Vol. II (of 2)|Georges Perrot
At this time each pistil loosens from the torus and can be easily removed, especially if some animal touch the hooks.Seed Dispersal|William J. Beal