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[mo-nop-tuh-ron, moh-]
noun, plural mo·nop·te·ra [mo-nop-ter-uh, moh-] /mɒˈnɒp tər ə, moʊ-/.
  1. a classical building having a single outer colonnade surrounding a central structure or a courtyard.
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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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