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An unduloid, or onduloid, is a surface of revolution with constant nonzero mean curvature obtained by rolling an ellipse along a fixed line, tracing the focus, and revolving the resulting curve around the line.
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These curves are special cases of the shapes assumed by soap film spanning the gap between prescribed boundaries.
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