noun (Plural: sarcophagi or sarcophaguses)
Etymology: From Ancient Greek (flesh, meat; genit. ) + - (< (polytonic, á): past of , eat)
- A stone coffin, often inscribed or decorated with sculpture.
- (informal) The cement and steel structure that encases the destroyed reactor at the power station in Chernobyl, Ukraine.
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