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extrados

[ ek-struh-dos, -dohs, ek-strey-dos, -dohs ]
/ 藞蓻k str蓹藢d蓲s, -藢do蕣s, 蓻k藞stre瑟 d蓲s, -do蕣s /
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noun, plural ex路tra路dos [ek-struh-dohz, ek-strey-dohz], /藞蓻k str蓹藢do蕣z, 蓻k藞stre瑟 do蕣z/, ex路tra路dos路es.Architecture.
the exterior curve or surface of an arch or vault.
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Also called back.
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Origin of extrados

1765鈥75; <French, equivalent to extra-extra- + dos back (<Latin dorsumdorsum
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British Dictionary definitions for extrados

extrados
/ (蓻k藞stre瑟d蓲s) /

noun plural -dos (-d蓹蕣z) or -doses
architect the outer curve or surface of an arch or vaultCompare intrados

Word Origin for extrados

C18: from French, from extra- + dos back, from Latin dorsum
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