noun pe·rip·tery \pəˈript(ə)rē\

Definition of periptery



  1. 1 :  peripteros

  2. 2 :  the region surrounding a moving body (as the wing of a bird or a gliding airplane) within which cyclic or vortical motions of the air occur

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Origin and Etymology of periptery

Latin & Greek peripteros + English -y

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