retrochoir

[ re-truh-kwahyuhr ]
/ ˈrɛ trəˌkwaɪər /

noun

that part of a church behind the choir or the main altar.

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Origin of retrochoir

From the Medieval Latin word retrōchorus, dating back to 1840–50. See retro-, choir
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British Dictionary definitions for retrochoir

retrochoir
/ (ˈrɛtrəʊˌkwaɪə) /

noun

the space in a large church or cathedral behind the high altar
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