Torus Definition

tôrəs
tori
noun
tori
Any rounded projection or swelling.
Webster's New World
A large, convex molding used at the base of columns, etc., just above the plinth.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
The receptacle of a flower.
American Heritage
A thick spot at the center of the pit membrane in bordered pits of xylem cells.
Webster's New World
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The torus-shaped apparatus that contains plasma in nuclear fusion reactors.
American Heritage Science

Other Word Forms of Torus

Noun

Singular:
torus
Plural:
tori, toruses

Origin of Torus

  • From Latin torus (“swelling, protuberance").

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin bulge, knot, torus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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