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entasis

noun en·ta·sis \ˈen-tə-sis\
plural en·ta·ses\-tə-ˌsēz\

Definition of ENTASIS

:  a slight convexity especially in the shaft of a column

Origin of ENTASIS

Greek, literally, distension, stretching, from enteinen to stretch tight, from en- 2en- + teinein to stretch — more at thin
First Known Use: 1664

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