cyma reversa

noun Architecture.
a cyma whose convex part projects beyond the concave part.
Also called Lesbian cyma, Lesbian cymatium.

1555–65; < Neo-Latin: literally, reversed cyma Unabridged
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cyma reversa

a molding that (in section) has the shape of an S with the convex part above and the concave part below [syn: ogee
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