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From Ancient Greek ἀπόθεσις (apóthesis, a putting back or away). See apothecary.


apothesis (plural apotheses)

  1. (architecture) A place on the south side of the chancel in primitive churches, furnished with shelves, for books, vestments, etc.
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  2. A dressing room connected with a public bath.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for apothesis in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)