In mathematics, a toroid is a surface of revolution with a hole in, like a doughnut. The axis of revolution passes through the hole and so does not intersect the surface. For example when a rectangle is rotated around an axis parallel to one of its edges, then a hollow square-section ring is produced. If the revolved figure is a circle, then the object is called a torus.
- The dictionary definition of toroid at Wiktionary
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