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APOPHYGE (Gr. aaoda yit, a flying off)

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 195 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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APOPHYGE (Gr. aaoda yit, a flying off), in architecture, the lowest part of the shaft of an Ionic or Corinthian column, or the highest member of its base if the column be considered as a whole. The apophyge is the inverted cavetto or concave sweep, on the upper edge of which the diminishing shaft rests.
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