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anastylosis

[ an-uh-stahy-loh-sis ]
/ ˌæn ə staɪˈloʊ sɪs /
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noun, plural an·a·sty·lo·ses [an-uh-stahy-loh-seez]. /ˌæn ə staɪˈloʊ siz/.
the restoration of a ruined monument or building by reassembling fallen parts and, when necessary, incorporating new materials.
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Origin of anastylosis

First recorded in 1955–60; ana- + Greek stȳ́lōsis, derivative of styloûn “to prop with pillars”; see stylo-2, -osis
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