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The lower or inner curve of an arch.Often contrasted with extrados
- ‘The intrados or the inner rim of the arch shows its most distinctive feature - a fringe of lotus-bud carving.’
Late 18th century: from French, from intra- ‘on the inside’ + dos ‘the back’ (from Latin dorsum).
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