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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A back door; a postern.
  • n. The term used by Vitruvius, and adopted from him in English, for the open vestibule of an ancient temple in the rear of the cella, corresponding to the pronaos at the front of the temple.
  • n. Eccles., a reredos.
  • n. [pl. postica (-kä).] In Rauff's terminology of sponge morphology, the cloacal openings of the exhalant canals or aporrhysa.

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