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torus

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noun to·rus \ˈtōr-əs, ˈtȯr-\

Medical Definition of torus

plural to·ri \ˈtō(ə)r-ˌī, ˈtȯ(ə)r-, -ˌē\play play

  1. 1:  a doughnut-shaped surface generated by a circle rotated about an axis in its plane that does not intersect the circle

  2. 2:  a smooth rounded anatomical protuberance (as a bony ridge on the skull) <a supraorbital torus>




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