- Archit. having columns at one or both ends, but not along the sides
- Zool. apterous
Origin of apteralClassical Greek apteros (see apterous) + -al
Having no columns along the sides. Used especially of a classical temple.
Origin of apteralFrom Greek apteros, wingless : a-, without; see a–1 + pteron, wing; see –pter.
- (architecture): peripteral