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Sori \So"ri\, n., pl. of Sorus.


Sorus \So"rus\, n.; pl. Sori. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a heap.]

  1. (Bot.) One of the fruit dots, or small clusters of sporangia, on the back of the fronds of ferns.

    1. In parasitic fungi, any mass of spores bursting through the epidermis of a host plant.

    2. In lichens, a heap of soredia on the thallus.


n. (context botany English) (plural of sorus English) Reproductive structures on fern fronds or in some lichens and fungi.

  1. n. a spore-producing structure in certain lichens and fungi

  2. cluster of sporangia usually on underside of a fern frond

  3. [also: sori (pl)]


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Sori (music)

Sori is a symbol that corresponds to a quarter step downwards in tone in Iranian traditional music. It looks like an ">" sign crossing two vertical lines, and can be used like an accidental.

Alinaghi Vaziri, a well known Iranian master in music, established this sign in the early 20th century.

Usage examples of "sori".

If I could reach it, I could send a message to two of the brightest people I had ever known: Ling Chime and the young man, Sori Dali, who had briefed me on criminal psychology.

I had ducked behind the big chair while I had still been recognizing the problem Sori had unwittingly presented me.

They were facing her, speaking to someone, who from the height and breadth of his shoulders, Calli had to assume was male, although the length of the shiny black hair that fell over his shoulders would have branded him female in Soris.

On Soris II we knew that if we could get the water out of the mud inside this coffee-dam, we'd have cultivable ground.