intrados

[in-truh-dos, -dohs, in-trey-dos, -dohs]
noun, plural in·tra·dos [in-truh-dohz, in-trey-dohz] /ˈɪn trəˌdoʊz, ɪnˈtreɪ doʊz/, in·tra·dos·es. Architecture.
  1. the interior curve or surface of an arch or vault.
Compare extrados.

Origin of intrados

1765–75; < French, equivalent to intra- intra- + dos back; see dosser1
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intrados

noun plural -dos or -doses
  1. architect the inner curve or surface of an arch or vaultCompare extrados

Word Origin for intrados

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