adjective pe·rip·ter·al \pəˈript(ə)rəl\

Definition of peripteral

  1. 1 :  having a row of columns on all sides :  peristylar

  2. 2 :  relating to or characterized by the motions of the air surrounding a moving body

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Origin and Etymology of peripteral

Latin peripteros peristylar (from Greek, flying around, peristylar, from peri- + pteron feather, wing, row of columns) + English -al — more at feather

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