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cyma reversa

[ri-vur-suh]
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noun Architecture.
  1. a cyma whose convex part projects beyond the concave part.

Origin of cyma reversa

1555–65; < New Latin: literally, reversed cyma
Also called Lesbian cyma, Lesbian cymatium.
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