Atrium
Atrium A"tri*um, n.; pl. {Atria}. [L., the fore court of a Roman house.] 1. (Arch.) (a) A square hall lighted from above, into which rooms open at one or more levels. (b) An open court with a porch or gallery around three or more sides; especially at the entrance of a basilica or other church. The name was extended in the Middle Ages to the open churchyard or cemetery. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) The main part of either auricle of the heart as distinct from the auricular appendix. Also, the whole articular portion of the heart. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) A cavity in ascidians into which the intestine and generative ducts open, and which also receives the water from the gills. See {Ascidioidea}. [1913 Webster]

4. (Anat.) A cavity, entrance, or passage; as, the atrium, or atrial cavity, in the body wall of the amphioxus; an atrium of the infundibula of the lungs, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] ||


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  • atrium — [ atrijɔm ] n. m. • 1547; mot lat. 1 ♦ Antiq. Cour intérieure de la maison romaine, généralement entourée d un portique couvert. L atrium avec son bassin central (⇒ impluvium) . 2 ♦ Anat. Cavité (d un organe). Les atriums du cœur. ● atrium nom… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Atrium — • An open place or court before a church Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Atrium     Atrium     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • atrium — ÁTRIUM s.n. 1. Curte interioară a caselor romane, de obicei înconjurată de un portic acoperit. 2. (Rar) Spaţiu deschis, înconjurat adesea de coloane, la intrarea unei bazilici. [pr.: tri um]. – Din lat. atrium. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007.… …   Dicționar Român

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  • atrium — UK US /ˈeɪtriəm/ noun [C] (plural atria, or atriums) ► a large open central area in a public or commercial building, often with a glass roof, and sometimes containing plants and a pool: »The 130,000 square feet of office space surrounds an atrium …   Financial and business terms

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