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acroterium

[ ak-ruh-teer-ee-uhm ]
/ ˌæk rəˈtɪər i əm /
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noun, plural ac·ro·te·ri·a [ak-ruh-teer-ee-uh]. /ˌæk rəˈtɪər i ə/. Architecture.

a pedestal for a sculpture or ornament at each base or at the apex of a pediment.

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Origin of acroterium

Latinization of acroterion
ac·ro·te·ral, ac·ro·te·ri·al, adjective
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