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apteral (not comparable)

  1. (zoology) apterous
  2. (architecture) Without lateral columns; applied to buildings which have no series of columns along their sides, but are either prostyle or amphiprostyle.
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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 apteral in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)