penetralia

[pen-i-trey-lee-uh] /ˌpɛn ɪˈtreɪ li ə/
plural noun
1.
the innermost parts or recesses of a place or thing.
2.
the most private or secret things.
Origin
1660–70; < Latin, noun use of neuter plural of penetrālis inner, equivalent to penetr(āre) to penetrate + -ālis -al1
Related forms
penetralian, adjective
Example Sentences for penetralia
These rooms which were once the penetralia of our homes, necessary but ignored, are now show places.
British Dictionary definitions for penetralia
penetralia (ˌpɛnɪˈtreɪlɪə)
 
pl n
1.  the innermost parts
2.  secret matters
 
[C17: from Latin, from penetrālis inner, from penetrāre to penetrate]
 
pene'tralian
 
adj

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