catenoid

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cat·e·noid

(kat'ĕ-noyd),
1. Chainlike, such as a chain of fungus spores or a colony of bacteria in which the individuals are joined end to end. Synonym(s): catenulate
2. Surface of net zero curvature generated by the rotation of a catenary (curve of repose of a suspended chain); the interventricular septum of the heart in idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis resembles a catenoid, which makes it ineffective in increasing intracavity pressure or in reducing its volume as defined in Laplace law.
[L. catena, chain, + G. eidos, resemblance]

catenoid

(kăt′ĕ-noyd) [″ + Gr. eidos, form, shape]
Chainlike; pert. to protozoan colonies whose individuals are joined end to end.
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If a [not equal to] 0 and [alpha] = 0, that is, [M.sub.q,T] is the generalized catenoid of the first or the third kind ([12]), then (4.13) implies that the function g(t) can be expressed in terms of elliptic functions and g(t) is not a rational function of t.
A sphere with two puncture points can be deformed into the infinitely extended hourglass form of a catenoid.
Until the work of Hoffman and Meeks, the plane, catenoid and helicoid (imagine a soap film stretching along the curves of an infinitely long helix or spiral) were the only known examples of complete, embedded, minimal surfaces of finite topology.