[ ap-ter-uh l ]
/ ˈæp tər əl /
(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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Words nearby apteral
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Example sentences from the Web for apteral
The female is apteral, but provided with a noisy apparatus for attracting the male's attention.The Natural Philosophy of Love|Remy de Gourmont
British Dictionary definitions for apteral
/ (ˈæptərəl) /
(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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