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tho•los



Pronunciation: (thō'los, -lōs), [key]
n.,
pl. -loiPronunciation: (-loi). [key]

1. (in classical architecture)
a. a circular building.
b. a small, round structure, as a lantern.
c. a circular subterranean tomb, lined with masonry.
2. a subterranean domed tomb chamber of the Mycenaean age.

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