sometimes ˈrē‧trō+ˌ-
: the space left in a church behind the high altar or choir enclosure sometimes used as a chapel and occasionally containing a second choir enclosure
: the space beyond the line of the eastern face of the altar in an apsidal church

Word History


retro- + choir

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“Retrochoir.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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