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hypobasis

[ hahy-poh-bey-sis ]
/ ˌhaɪ poʊˈbeɪ sɪs /
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noun, plural hy·po·ba·ses [hahy-poh-bey-seez]. /ˌhaɪ poʊˈbeɪ siz/. Architecture.

the lowermost distinctively treated part of a base.
a lower base beneath an upper and more important one.

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