hypophyge

noun
hy·​poph·​y·​ge | \ hīˈpäfə(ˌ)jē, hə̇ˈ- \
plural -s

Definition of hypophyge

: a hollow curvature especially under a Doric capital in some Greek buildings — compare apophyge

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History and Etymology for hypophyge

New Latin, from Greek hypophygē refuge, recess, from hypo- + phygē flight, from pheugein to flee

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“Hypophyge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypophyge. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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