generatrix

noun
gen·​er·​a·​trix | \ˌje-nə-ˈrā-triks \
plural generatrices\ˌje-​nə-​ˈrā-​trə-​ˌsēz, ˌje-​nə-​rə-​ˈtrī-​(ˌ)sēz \

Definition of generatrix 

: a point, line, or surface whose motion generates a line, surface, or solid

First Known Use of generatrix

1840, in the meaning defined above

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