apteral definition

  • adjective:
    • Having no columns along the sides. Pre-owned specifically of a classical temple.
    • apterous
    • Without lateral articles; applied to buildings which have no series of articles along their edges, but they are either prostyle or amphiprostyle.
    • Apterous.
    • Without horizontal columns; -- applied to structures with no series of articles along their edges, but are often prostyle or amphiprostyle, and in opposition to peripteral.
    • having articles at one or both finishes however along the sides
    • (of pests) without wings
  • others:
    • Destitute of wings.
    • In structure, applied to a temple or other building with no articles regarding the flanks, but may have a portico at one or at each end: in opposition to peripteral, surrounded by columns. See prostyle and amphiprostyle.

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