from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or shaped like a torus or part of a torus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to or shaped like a torus, or a section of a torus; toroidal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a torus: used in optics in reference to a lens the surface of which is a portion of that of a torus, or solid of revolution generated by rotating a circle about any axis in its plane. See torus, 5.


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