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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On the right hand of the peristyle, near the entrance, is a private door, or _posticum_, leading into the Street of the Theatres, by which the master of the house might escape his importunate clients.
_ Obscure viridis (mas) aut niger (foem.), facie pectoreque albidis, antennis piceis, abdomine nigro-cupreo basi obscure testaceo, pedibus anterioribus tibiisque posticis basi obscure testaceis, pedibus posticis nigris, alis nigricantibus apud marginem posticum pallidioribus, halteribus testaceis.
_ Atra, nitens, brevissima, latissima; capite transverso, subruguloso; thorace scitissime punctato; abdomine cyaneo; tarsis flavis; alis nigris albido punctatis apud marginem posticum obscure cinereis.
Together these formed a windowless structure called the _cella_, beyond which was the rear porch, the _posticum_ or _epinaos_.
The vein must be drawn to the outside, and the thread passed round the artery, which lies close to the bone, on the ligamentum posticum of Winslowe.
[(\223it is so defended by) 29.8 (the lig) 9.8 (amentum superius anterium, and the lig) 9.8 (amentum posticum,)] TJ
a rectangular enclosed space for holding the statue of the god; second of the pronaos, a portico or vestibule in front of the cella with which it was connected by a door, while to the front it had open columns with rows of spaces between; third, the posticum, a portico behind the cella, and corresponding to the pronaos.