torulose

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj torulose of a cylindrical or ellipsoid body; swollen and constricted at intervals
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Torulose (Bot) Same as Torose.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • torulose In botany, diminutively or slightly torose.
    • torulose In entomology:
    • torulose Having a few rounded elevations or knobs scattered over the surface.
    • torulose Slightly tumid or swelled in one part: as, a torulose antenna.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. torulus, dim. of torus,: cf. F. toruleux,. See Torus

Usage

In literature:

This filament generally remains simple, sometimes torulose, and distorted in a long spire.
"Fungi: Their Nature and Uses" by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
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