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apteral

[ ap-ter-uhl ]
/ ˈæp tər əl /
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adjective Architecture.
(of a classical temple) not having a surrounding colonnade; not peripteral.
(of a church) having no aisles.
(of a church façade) revealing no aisles.
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Origin of apteral

1825–35; <Greek ápter(os) wingless (a-a-6 + -pteros-pterous) + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for apteral

apteral
/ (ˈæptərəl) /

adjective
(esp of a classical temple) not having columns at the sides
(of a church) having no aisles

Word Origin for apteral

C19: from Greek apteros wingless; see apterous
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