Definition of intrados in English:


Syllabification: in·tra·dos
Pronunciation: /ˈintrəˌdäs, -ˌdōs, inˈtrā-

noun (plural same or intradoses)

  • The lower or inner curve of an arch. Often contrasted with extrados.
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    • The intrados or the inner rim of the arch shows its most distinctive feature - a fringe of lotus-bud carving.


late 18th century: from French, from intra- 'on the inside' + dos 'the back' (from Latin dorsum).

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