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orthostat

[ awr-thuh-stat ]
/ ˈɔr θəˌstæt /
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noun

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

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Origin of orthostat

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