generatrix

noun
gen·​er·​a·​trix | \ ˌje-nə-ˈrā-triks How to pronounce generatrix (audio) \
plural generatrices\ ˌje-​nə-​ˈrā-​trə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce generatrices (audio) , 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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“Generatrix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/generatrix. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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