Definition of peripteral in English:

peripteral

adjective

Architecture
  • (of a building) having a single row of pillars on all sides in the style of the temples of ancient Greece.

    • ‘Next, the development and significance of previous examples of circular, mostly peripteral, courtyards are traced as a control for the expressive content of the courtyard at Caprarola deduced from its style and form.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from Greek peripteron (from peri- around + pteron wing) + -al.

Pronunciation:

peripteral

/pəˈriptərəl/