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retrochoir

[re-truh-kwahyuh r] /ˈrɛ trəˌkwaɪər/
noun
1.
that part of a church behind the choir or the main altar.
Origin of retrochoir
1840-1850
From the Medieval Latin word retrōchorus, dating back to 1840-50. See retro-, choir
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retrochoir

/ˈrɛtrəʊˌkwaɪə/
noun
1.
the space in a large church or cathedral behind the high altar
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