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uraniscus

[yoo r-uh-nis-kuh s]
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noun, plural u·ra·nis·ci [yoo r-uh-nis-ahy] /ˌyʊər əˈnɪs aɪ/. Architecture.
  1. a starlike ornament, as in a coffer of a ceiling.
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Origin of uraniscus

< Greek ouranískos ceiling, equivalent to ouran(ós) heaven + -iskos diminutive suffix
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