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uraniscus

[yoo r-uh-nis-kuh s] /ˌyʊər əˈnɪs kəs/
noun, plural uranisci
[yoo r-uh-nis-ahy] /ˌyʊər əˈnɪs aɪ/ (Show IPA).
Architecture.
1.
a starlike ornament, as in a coffer of a ceiling.
Origin of uraniscus
< Greek ouranískos ceiling, equivalent to ouran(ós) heaven + -iskos diminutive suffix
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