diazoma

noun
di·​a·​zo·​ma | \ ˌdīəˈzōmə \
plural diazomata\ -​mətə \

Definition of diazoma

: a passage in the auditorium of an ancient Greek theater dividing the lower from the upper rows of seats for convenience of access

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History and Etymology for diazoma

Latin, from Greek diazōma, literally, girdle, from dia- + zōma girdle

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“Diazoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diazoma. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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