amphiprostyle

[ am-fip-ruh-stahyl, am-fuh-proh-stahyl ]
/ æmˈfɪp rəˌstaɪl, ˌæm fəˈproʊ staɪl /

adjective (of a classical temple)

prostyle on both fronts.

Nearby words

  1. amphipathic,
  2. amphiphile,
  3. amphiploid,
  4. amphipod,
  5. amphipodous,
  6. amphiprotic,
  7. amphisbaena,
  8. amphiscians,
  9. amphistomatal,
  10. amphistome

Origin of amphiprostyle

1700–10; < Latin amphiprostȳlus < Greek amphipróstȳlos. See amphi-, prostyle

Related formsam·phip·ro·sty·lar, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for amphiprostyle

amphiprostyle

/ (æmˈfɪprəˌstaɪl, ˌæmfɪˈprəʊstaɪl) /

adjective

(esp of a classical temple) having a set of columns at both ends but not at the sides

noun

a temple of this kind
Derived Formsamphiprostylar, adjective

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