Pronunciation: (kol"um-bâr'ē-um), [key]
—pl. -bar•i•aPronunciation: (-bâr'ē-u). [key]
1. a sepulchral vault or other structure with recesses in the walls to receive the ashes of the dead.
2. any one of these recesses.
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