hypophyge

noun hy·poph·y·ge \ hīˈpäfə(ˌ)jē , hə̇ˈ- \

Definition of hypophyge

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

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Origin and Etymology of hypophyge

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


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