cyma-recta

cyma recta

[rek-tuh]
noun Architecture.
a cyma whose concave part projects beyond the convex part.

Origin:
1695–1705; < Neo-Latin: literally, straight cyma

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cyma recta

noun
a cyma in which the upper section is concave and the lower section is convex 
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