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toroid Line breaks: tor¦oid
Pronunciation: /ˈtɒrɔɪd/
/ˈtɔːrɔɪd/

Definition of toroid in English:

noun

Geometry
A figure of toroidal shape.
Example sentences
  • A toroid generated by a circle; a surface having the shape of a doughnut.
  • Polyamines also induce the collapse of isolated long DNA chains from dilute solutions with formation of toroids showing a local hexagonal packing of DNA.
  • By contrast, the central region of Macrobdella Hb contains a hexagonal toroid at a resolution of 4 nm.

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