Definition of toroid
1 : a surface generated by a closed plane curve rotated about a line that lies in the same plane as the curve but does not intersect it
2 : a body whose surface has the form of a toroid
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So, although the vacuum vessel is still basically a toroid, the magnets that loop around the tube are not planar.
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Origin and Etymology of toroid
New Latin torus
First Known Use: 1886See Words from the same year
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