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anastylosis

[an-uh-stahy-loh-sis] /ˌæn ə staɪˈloʊ sɪs/
noun, plural anastyloses
[an-uh-stahy-loh-seez] /ˌæn ə staɪˈloʊ siz/ (Show IPA)
1.
the restoration of a ruined monument or building by reassembling fallen parts and, when necessary, incorporating newmaterials.
Origin of anastylosis
1955-60; ana- + Gk stȳ́lōsis, derivative of styloûn to prop with pillars; see stylo-2, -osis
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