/tawr"ohs, tohr"-, taw rohs", toh-/, adj.
1. Bot. cylindrical, with swellings or constrictions at intervals; knobbed.
2. Zool. bulging.
Also, torous /tohr"euhs, tawr"-/.
[1750-60; < L torosus bulging, full of muscle, equiv. to tor(us) bulge + -osus -OSE1]

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