Translation of atrium in Spanish:

atrium

Pronunciation: /ˈeɪtriəm/

noun/nombre (plural atria /ˈeɪtriə/)

  • 1.1 [Anatomy/Anatomía] atrio (masculine)
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    • The right atrium receives oxygen-poor blood from the body.
    • When the heart relaxes in between beats, the two ‘flaps’ of the mitral valve swing open to let blood flow from the atrium to the ventricle.
    • The left atrium of the heart receives oxygenated (oxygen-rich) blood from the lungs and then empties into the left ventricle through the mitral valve.
    1.2
    (plural atriums)
    [Architecture/Arquitectura] atrio (masculine)
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    • The sequence of these spaces in the palace suggests the atrium and peristyle of Roman houses, basic features of domestic architecture emphasized by the Roman writer Vitruvius.
    • The rich lived in single-storey houses which were built around a central hall known as an atrium.
    • The rich had large, gracious homes, each with an entrance atrium, like the family room.
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    • The scene shows Christ standing at the right preaching in the atrium of a church, with the redcloaked Magdalen standing alone to the left of the crowd, undergoing her conversion.
    • Sir Basil Spence, who designed Coventry Cathedral, oversaw the restoration, constructing a marble-floored atrium.

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