• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Torula (Biol) A chain of special bacteria.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n torula In botany, a small torus.
    • n torula A genus of mucedinous fungi, having decumbent sterile hyphæ and conidia single or in a series. About 100 species are known.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Torula tor′ū-la a small torus: the yeast-plant
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., dim. of L. torus, a semicircular molding
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. torulus, dim. of torus, swelling.


In literature:

The next thing to do was to make out how this torula was related to the other plants.
"Lectures and Essays" by T.H. Huxley
You can see with the microscope the Torula of fermenting must or beer.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Blastomycetes~ (yeasts and torulae).
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
I have found the Torula in a great variety of syrups which have spontaneously undergone fermentation.
"Epidemics Examined and Explained: or, Living Germs Proved by Analogy to be a Source of Disease" by John Grove