noun, plural pte·ro·ma·ta [tuh-roh-muh-tuh, te-] /təˈroʊ mə tə, tɛ-/.
Origin of pteroma
Examples from the Web for pteroma
The floor of the pteroma of the great temple at Olympia was of a pebble cement, the small inner staircases of wood.
By them a passage was formed around the cella, the pteroma, the ceiling of which was most richly decorated with cofferings.
When the whole flat surface forming the floor of the passageway (see Pteroma) is considered, the word stereobate is employed.How to judge architecture|Russell Sturgis