Pronunciation: (stō'u), [key]
—pl. sto•as, sto•aiPronunciation: (stō'ī), [key] sto•aePronunciation: (stō'ē). [key]
Gk. Archit.a portico, usually a detached portico of considerable length, that is used as a promenade or meeting place.
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