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arcosolium

[ ahr-kuh-soh-lee-uhm ]
/ ˌɑr kəˈsoʊ li əm /
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noun, plural ar·co·so·li·a [ahr-kuh-soh-lee-uh]. /ˌɑr kəˈsoʊ li ə/.

(in Roman catacombs) an arched recess for a sarcophagus.

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Origin of arcosolium

1875–80; <New Latin, equivalent to Latin arc(us) arc + -o--o- + solium sarcophagus
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