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tholobate

[thol-uh-beyt] /ˈθɒl əˌbeɪt/
noun, Architecture
1.
the substructure supporting a dome or cupola.
Origin of tholobate
1825-1835
1825-35; < Greek thólo(s) tholos + -batēs one that goes; cf. stylobate
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