monopteron

[ mo-nop-tuh-ron, moh- ]
/ mɒˈnɒp təˌrɒn, moʊ- /

noun, plural mo·nop·te·ra [mo-nop-ter-uh, moh-] /mɒˈnɒp tər ə, moʊ-/.

a classical building having a single outer colonnade surrounding a central structure or a courtyard.

Nearby words

  1. monopolylogue,
  2. monopropellant,
  3. monoprotic,
  4. monopsony,
  5. monopteral,
  6. monopteros,
  7. monorail,
  8. monorchid,
  9. monorchidism,
  10. monorchism

Origin of monopteron

1700–10; noun use of neuter of Latin monopteros < Greek monópteros, equivalent to mono- mono- + -pteros -pterous

Also called monopteros.

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