Pronunciation: (mär-tir'ē-um), [key]
—pl. -tyr•i•aPronunciation: (-tir'ē-u). [key]
1. a place where the relics of a martyr are kept.
2. a church built above the tomb of a martyr or in honor of a martyr.
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