Definition of pseudoperipteros in US English:

pseudoperipteros

noun

Architecture
  • A form of temple or other building with free columns forming a portico in front (and sometimes in the rear) as in a peripteral building, but with the rest of the columns engaged in the walls instead of standing free.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Phillips's New World of Words. From classical Latin pseudoperipterus (adjective) designating a form of building in which the walls are placed within the intercolumniations of a colonnade (Vitruvius; from ancient Greek ψευδο- + Hellenistic Greek περίπτερος), in quot. 1882 via German Pseudoperipteros.

Pronunciation

pseudoperipteros

/ˌsjuːdə(ʊ)pɪˈrɪptərɒs/