uraniscus

[ yoor-uh-nis-kuhs ]

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

Origin of uraniscus

1
<Greek ouranískos ceiling, equivalent to ouran(ós) heaven + -iskos diminutive suffix

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