Pronunciation: (im'breks, -briks), [key]
—pl. -bri•cesPronunciation: (-bru-sēz", -bri-kās"). [key]
1. a convex tile, used esp. in ancient Rome to cover joints in a tile roof.
2. Archit.one of the scales in ornamental imbrication.
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