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apteral

[ap-ter-uh l] /ˈæp tər əl/
adjective, Architecture.
1.
(of a classical temple) not having a surrounding colonnade; not peripteral.
2.
(of a church) having no aisles.
3.
(of a church façade) revealing no aisles.
Origin of apteral
1825-1835
1825-35; < Greek ápter(os) wingless (a- a-6 + -pteros -pterous) + -al1
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apteral

/ˈæptərəl/
adjective
1.
(esp of a classical temple) not having columns at the sides
2.
(of a church) having no aisles
Word Origin
C19: from Greek apteros wingless; see apterous
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