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orthostat

[awr-thuh-stat]
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noun
  1. (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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