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[mo-nop-tuh-ros, moh-]
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noun, plural mo·nop·te·roi [mo-nop-tuh-roi, moh-] /mɒˈnɒp təˌrɔɪ, moʊ-/.
  1. monopteron.
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British Dictionary definitions for monopteros



noun plural -teroi (-təˌrɔɪ) or -tera (-tərə)
  1. a circular classical building, esp a temple, that has a single ring of columns surrounding it
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Derived Formsmonopteral, adjective

Word Origin

C18: Late Latin from Greek, from mono- + pteron a wing
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