Associations to the word «Atrium»


ATRIUM, noun. (architecture) A central room or space in ancient Roman homes, open to the sky in the middle; a similar space in other buildings.
ATRIUM, noun. (architecture) A square hall lit by daylight from above, into which rooms open at one or more levels.
ATRIUM, noun. (anatomy) A cavity, entrance, or passage.
ATRIUM, noun. (biology) Any enclosed sexine and nexine layers, widening toward the interior of the grain.

Dictionary definition

ATRIUM, noun. Any chamber that is connected to other chambers or passageways (especially one of the two upper chambers of the heart).
ATRIUM, noun. The central area in a building; open to the sky.

Wise words

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.