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n. pl. mo·nop·te·roi (-tə-roi′)
A classical structure consisting of a circle of pillars supporting a domed roof, often serving as a temple.
, consisting of a monopteros, having a single row of columns and no cella
: Greek mono-
+ Greek pteron
, wing, winglike thing
(perhaps on the model of Greek peripteros
, flying or going all around, having a single row of columns all around
); see pet-
in Indo-European roots
monopteros (mɒnˈɒptəˌrɒs) or
, pl -teroi
) or -tera
(Architecture) a circular classical building, esp a temple, that has a single ring of columns surrounding it
[C18: Late Latin from Greek, from mono- + pteron a wing]
References in periodicals archive
Berleth, "The Arabidopsis gene MONOPTEROS
encodes a transcription factor mediating embryo axis formation and vascular development," The EMBO Journal, vol.
It covers 1.4 sq miles (3.63km2) and has plenty of interesting features within its boundaries, including a Japanese teahouse and a Greek-style Monopteros
temple created by Leo von Klenze.