apteral definition by Webster's New World
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- Archit. having columns at one or both ends, but not along the sides
- Zool. apterous
Origin: Classical Greek apteros (see apterous) plush -al
apteral definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Having no columns along the sides. Used especially of a classical temple.
Origin: From Greek apteros, wingless : a-, without; see a-1 + pteron, wing; see -pter.