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noun (tor, i)
  1. (geometry) A three-dimensional shape consisting of a ring with a circular cross-section. The shape of an inner tube or hollow doughnut.
  2. (architecture) A molding which projects at the base of a column and above the plinth.
  3. (botany) A botanical term for the end of the peduncle or flower stalk to which the floral parts (or in the Asteraceae, the florets of a flower head) are attached; see receptacle
Etymology: From Latin, torus "swelling, protuberance"


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