pteroma

noun
pte·​ro·​ma | \ təˈrōmə, teˈr- \
plural pteromata\ -​mətə \

Definition of pteroma

: the enclosed space of a stoa, portico, or peristyle including the stylobate and the space to the solid wall behind the portico (as in a Greek temple)

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History and Etymology for pteroma

Latin, from Greek pterōma from pteron feather, wing + -ōma -ome

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“Pteroma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pteroma. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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