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podium

1. a plinth that supports a colonnade or wall
2. a low wall surrounding the arena of an ancient amphitheatre
3. Zoology
a. the terminal part of a vertebrate limb
b. any footlike organ, such as the tube foot of a starfish

Podium

Any elevated platform; the high platform on which Roman temples were generally placed; a low step-like projection from a wall or building intended to form a raised platform for placing objects.

Podium

 

a high, usually rectangular platform with stairs on one side; the other three sides are sheer. Ancient temples, mainly Roman and Etruscan, were erected on podiums. In antiquity, the term “podium” also denoted the wall around an arena and the raised platform used for the seating of high-ranking spectators at circuses.

podium

[′pō·dē·əm]
(invertebrate zoology)
The terminal portion of a body wall appendage in certain echinoderms.

podium

1. In general, a raised platform for a speaker.
2. The high platform in an early Roman temple.
3. A socle projecting from the base of a building.
4. A low, step-like projection from the wall of a room or building that forms a raised platform on which objects can be displayed.
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