apoph·​y·​ge | \ əˈpäfə(ˌ)jē \
plural -s

Definition of apophyge

: the small hollow curvature given to the top (as in a Doric column) or bottom (as in an Ionic or Corinthian column) of the shaft of a column where it expands to meet the edge of the fillet — compare congé sense 4, scape

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History and Etymology for apophyge

Greek apophygē, literally, escape, from apo- + phygē flight, from pheugein to flee

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“Apophyge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apophyge. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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