(Greek: around, enclosing, surrounding, about, near, close; often used as a prefix)

Peristeri (Greek: Περιστέρι, "pigeon"), older forms Peristerio and Peristerion is a suburban community in the Athens area (Attica), Greece.
A genus of orchidaceous plants; also known as, Dove plant.

Peristeria is a genus of plants belonging to the family Orchidaceae whose genus' common name is the "Dove Orchid" or the "Holy Ghost Orchid".

In chemistry: A variety of albite, whitish and slightly iridescent like a pigeon's neck.
Like or pertaining to the pigeons or Columbae.
1. A reference to pigeons.
2. Of or relating to pigeons.
peristerophilist (s) (noun), peristerophilists (pl)
Someone who has a love of, or a fondness for pigeons: Rob had a cousin who thought pigeons were fascinating, and he had many of his own which he kept in a loft above his home.
peristerophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
An excessive dislike of pigeons: Some people avoid going to parks or town centers because of the contamination that the birds with short legs and heavy bodies can cause with their excrement or droppings.
Having pigeonlike feet; said of those gallinaceous birds that rest on all four toes; such as, the curassows and megapods.
Around or near the mouth as with perioral.
1. The region around the mouth in various invertebrates.
2. The fringe of toothlike appendages surrounding the mouth of a moss capsule.
3. The lip, or edge of the aperture, of a spiral shell.
4. The membrane surrounding the mouth of an invertebrate animal.
A reference to a peristome.
Pertaining to or relating to the peristome or to the area around the cytostome of ciliate protozoa.
1. A reference to a colonnade surrounding a building or an open space.
2. Referring to an open space; such as, a courtyard, surrounded by a colonnade.
The screen of pillars surrounding a temple, forming colonnades along its sides.

These colonnades are found on the exterior of buildings; such as, in the classical Greek temple, and also within the courtyard of a Hellenistic or Roman house.

A peristyle court is a court with a roof around the sides supported by rows of columns and an open space in the center. The peristyle of the domus, typified by that of the "House of the Vettii" at Pompeii, which contained the private living quarters of the family.

Clustered around its colonnaded court were the oecus, "reception room"; cubiculai, "bedrooms"; alae, "recesses for private talk"; and tricliniai, "dining rooms".

Excision of a ring of conjunctiva (thin clear moist membrane that coats the inner surfaces of the eyelids and the outer surface of the eye) behind the limbus (border or margin), followed by cauterization of the trench thus made.

Related "around, round, surrounding" units: ambi-; ampho-; circ-; circum-; cyclo-, -cycle; gyro-.