Definition of platytera in US English:

platytera

noun

Christian Church
  • A type of icon of the Incarnation, also known as the Icon of the Sign, depicting the Mother of Jesus kneeling at prayer, with the Christ-child in front of her, each usually surrounded by a mandorla.

Origin

Early 20th century. From Greek πλατυτέρα she who is wider, use as noun of ancient Greek πλατυτέρα, feminine of comparative of πλατύς wide.

Pronunciation

platytera

/ˌplatɪˈtɪərə/