orthostat


orthostat
/awr"theuh stat'/, n.
(in a classical temple) any of a number of large stone slabs revetting the lower part of the cella.
[1905-10; < Gk orthostátes, equiv. to ortho- ORTHO- + státes that stands; see -STAT]

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