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[tuh-roh-muh, te-]
noun, plural pte·ro·ma·ta [tuh-roh-muh-tuh, te-] /təˈroʊ mə tə, tɛ-/.
  1. pteron.
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Origin of pteroma

< Latin pterōma < Greek ptérōma
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Examples from the Web for pteroma

Historical Examples

  • By them a passage was formed around the cella, the pteroma, the ceiling of which was most richly decorated with cofferings.

    History of Ancient Art

    Franz von Reber

  • The floor of the pteroma of the great temple at Olympia was of a pebble cement, the small inner staircases of wood.

    History of Ancient Art

    Franz von Reber

  • When the whole flat surface forming the floor of the passageway (see Pteroma) is considered, the word stereobate is employed.