(in a classical temple) any of a number of large stone slabs revetting the lower part of the cella.

Nearby words

  1. orthoscope,
  2. orthoscopic,
  3. orthoscopy,
  4. orthoselection,
  5. orthosis,
  6. orthostates,
  7. orthostatic,
  8. orthostatic hypotension,
  9. orthostatic proteinuria,
  10. orthostichy

Origin of orthostat

1905–10; < Greek orthostátēs, equivalent to ortho- ortho- + státēs that stands; see -stat

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