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Cylindrical with alternate swellings and contractions: torose pod.
[Latin torōsus, from torus, knot, bulge.]
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torose(ˈtɔːrəʊz; tɔːˈrəʊz) or
(Biology) biology (of a cylindrical part) having irregular swellings; knotted
[C18: from Latin torōsus muscular, from torus a swelling]
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