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pteron

[ter-on] /ˈtɛr ɒn/
noun, Architecture.
1.
(in a classical temple) a colonnade parallel to, but apart from, the cella.
2.
the space between this and the cella.
Origin of pteron
1840-1850
1840-50; < Latin < Greek pterón literally, wing
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