torose

adjective
to·​rose | \ ˈtōrˌōs, ˈtȯˌrōs \

Definition of torose

1 : having the surface covered with rounded prominences : knobbed
2 : cylindrical (as a plant member) with alternate swellings and contractions

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History and Etymology for torose

Latin torosus, from torus protuberance, bulge + -osus -ose

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“Torose.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/torose. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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