cyma reversa

[ ri-vur-suh ]
/ rɪˈvɜr sə /

noun Architecture.

a cyma whose convex part projects beyond the concave part.

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Origin of cyma reversa

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