Patera



noun

a shallow saucer- or dish-like feature on the surface of a planet
Word Origin

patterned on artifact patera

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    [puh-tur-nl-iz-uh m] /pəˈtɜr nlˌɪz əm/ noun 1. the system, principle, or practice of managing or governing individuals, businesses, nations, etc., in the manner of a father dealing benevolently and often intrusively with his children: The employees objected to the paternalism of the old president. /pəˈtɜːnəˌlɪzəm/ noun 1. the attitude or policy of a government or […]

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