am|phip|ro|style «am FIHP ruh styl, AM fuh PROH-», adjective, noun.
having a portico, or a porchlike structure on a building, with columns at each end, but no columns at the sides.
an amphiprostyle building, such as a Greek temple.
[< Latin amphiprostōs < Greek amphipróst < amphi- both + pró before + stŷlos pillar]

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