torus
noun (plural tori) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, protuberance, bulge, torus molding Date: 1563 1. a large molding of convex profile commonly occurring as the lowest molding in the base of a column 2. the thickening of a membrane closing a wood-cell pit (as of gymnosperm tracheids) having the secondary cell wall arched over the pit cavity 3. a doughnut-shaped surface generated by a circle rotated about an axis in its plane that does not intersect the circle; broadly toroid 4. a smooth rounded anatomical protuberance (as a bony ridge on the skull)

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  • torus — (n.) 1560s, from L. torus a swelling, bulge, knot; cushion, couch …   Etymology dictionary

  • torus — tȏrus m DEFINICIJA 1. pov. arhit. element baze jonskog stupa, polukružan u presjeku 2. arhit. ukrasni plastični element građevine ili njenih dijelova, vrlo istaknute profilacije i kružnog ili polukružnog presjeka 3. mat. ploha u obliku prstena… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Torus — To rus (t[=o] r[u^]s), n.; pl. {Tori} (t[=o] r[imac]). [L., a round, swelling, or bulging place, an elevation. Cf. 3d {Tore}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Arch.) A large molding used in the bases of columns. Its profile is semicircular. See Illust. of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Torus — (lat.), 1) Pfühl, Ruhelager, Bett, bes. Ehebett; daher Tori conscensio, die Besteigung des Ehebetts; 2) (Pfuhl), ein großes erhabenes Glied in dem Fuße des Schaftgesimses; 3) hervorragende, fleischige Theile des Körpers, bes. Muskeln; 4) (Bot.).… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Torus — (lat.), Pfühl, Polster; Ehebett; der Wulst an der Basis der ionischen Säule (s. Säule). In der Botanik der die Blütenteile tragende Teil der Blütenachse (s. Blüte, S. 87) und die verdickte Stelle in der Schließhaut der behöften Tüpfel des… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Torus — (lat.), Pfühl, Ruhelager, bes. Ehebett; der Wulst an der Basis der ion. Säule …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Torus — Torus, lat., Kissen, Polster, Bett, Ehebett; Muskel; torös, muskelstark …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • torus — [tō′rəs, tôr′əs] n. pl. tori [tôr′rī΄, tôr′ī] [L, a bulge, muscle] 1. Anat. any rounded projection or swelling 2. Archit. a large, convex molding used at the base of columns, etc., just above the plinth 3. Bot. a) RECEPTACLE (sense 3a) …   English World dictionary

  • Torus — Not to be confused with Taurus (disambiguation). This article is about the surface and mathematical concept of a torus. For other uses, see Torus (disambiguation). A torus As the distance to th …   Wikipedia

  • Torus — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Torus – Das Geheimnis aus einer anderen Welt Originaltitel Epoch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • TORUS — I. TORUS Graece ςτιβὰς, item ςτρωμνὴ, a torqueo. Scaligero est quivis funis ex loris tetortis: inde pro lecto, quod toris tenderetur: vel ab intortis herbis, quia antiqui super toris plicatisque herbis ac graminibus humi ad mensam discumbebant,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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