[mo-nop-tuh-ron, moh-]
noun, plural monoptera [mo-nop-ter-uh, moh-] .
a classical building having a single outer colonnade surrounding a central structure or a courtyard.
Also called monopteros.

1700–10; noun use of neuter of Latin monopteros < Greek monópteros, equivalent to mono- mono- + -pteros -pterous Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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