[krip-tuh-pawr-ti-kuh s, -pohr-]
noun, plural cryp·to·por·ti·cus.
a covered passage, as one underground, lighted on one side.
a portico at the entrance to a crypt.
Origin of cryptoporticus
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Examples from the Web for cryptoporticus
At the ends of the cryptoporticus are the remains of some more rooms.
On the south side there is a cryptoporticus and a reservoir for water which was supplied by a branch of the Claudian aqueduct.