monopteral

adjective
mo·​nop·​ter·​al | \ (ˈ)mä¦näptərəl, (ˈ)mō¦- \

Definition of monopteral

in circular buildings
: marked by columniation consisting of a single ring of supporting columns without a cella

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History and Etymology for monopteral

Latin monopteros having a single row of columns (from Greek, from mon- + pteron wing) + English -al

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“Monopteral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monopteral. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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