an·​a·​sty·​lo·​sis | \ ˌanəˌstīˈlōsə̇s \
plural anastyloses\ -​ōˈsēz \

Definition of anastylosis

: the reconstruction of a monument from fallen parts

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First Known Use of anastylosis

1944, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anastylosis

New Latin, from ana- + Greek stylōsis colonnade, from styloun to prop with pillars (from stylos pillar) + -sis

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“Anastylosis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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