Meaning of proto-Doric

pro•to-Dor•ic

Pronunciation: (prō"tō-dôr'ik, -dor'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to architecture, as in certain Egyptian tombs, supposedly anticipating the Grecian Doric order.
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