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monopteros Line breaks: mon|op¦teros
Pronunciation: /məˈnɒptərɒs/

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Definition of monopteros in English:

noun

A classical temple consisting of a single circle of columns supporting a roof.

Origin

Late 17th century: from medieval Latin (adjective used as a noun), from Greek monos 'single' + pteron 'wing'.

Derivatives

monopteral

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adjective

Words that rhyme with monopteros

albatross • Dos Passos

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