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cir·cum·flex

 (sûr′kəm-flĕks′)
n.
Any of several marks, especially ( ^ ), used over a vowel in certain languages or in phonetic keys to indicate quality of pronunciation.
adj.
1. Having this mark.
2. Curving around: a circumflex blood vessel.

[From Latin circumflexus, bent around, circumflex, past participle of circumflectere, to bend around : circum-, circum- + flectere, to bend.]

circumflex

(ˈsɜːkəmˌflɛks)
n
(Phonetics & Phonology) a mark (^) placed over a vowel to show that it is pronounced with rising and falling pitch, as in ancient Greek, as a long vowel rather than a short one, as in French, or with some other different quality
adj
(Anatomy) (of certain nerves, arteries, or veins) bending or curving around
[C16: from Latin circumflexus, from circumflectere to bend around, from circum- + flectere to bend]
ˌcircumˈflexion n

cir•cum•flex

(ˈsɜr kəmˌflɛks)

n.
1. a mark (^ or ~) placed over a vowel in some languages to indicate that the vowel is long, as in French, pronounced with a rise and fall in pitch, as in Classical Greek, stressed, or pronounced with a particular quality, as the (â) in (âr) air.
adj.
2.
a. consisting of, indicated by, or bearing a circumflex.
b. pronounced with or characterized by the quality, length, stress, or pitch indicated by a circumflex.
3. bending or winding around.
v.t.
4. to bend around.
[1555–65; < Latin circumflexus=circum- circum- + flectere to bend]

circumflex

A mark (^) placed over a vowel in some languages, such as French, to show a change in pronunciation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.circumflex - a diacritical mark (^) placed above a vowel in some languages to indicate a special phonetic quality
diacritic, diacritical mark - a mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation
Translations
cirkumflex

circumflex

[ˈsɜːkəmfleks]
A. Ncircunflejo m
B. CPD circumflex accent Nacento m circunflejo

circumflex

[ˈsɜːrkəmflɛks] n (also circumflex accent) → accent m circonflexe

circumflex

nZirkumflex m

circumflex

[ˈsɜːkmˌflɛks] n (also circumflex accent) → accento circonflesso
References in classic literature ?
I was with the Philadelphia Institute expedition in the Bad Lands under Professor Cope, hunting mastodon bones, and I overheard him say, his own self, that any plantigrade circumflex vertebrate bacterium that hadn't wings and was uncertain was a reptile.
The RCA guidewire was retained as support wire for stenting the circumflex coronary artery because of the elongated and tortuous prepulmonary course of the left main coronary artery.
Scrotal reconstruction following Fournier gangrene using the medial circumflex femoral artery perforator flap.
This is particularly true of the left circumflex coronary artery and the branches of the major coronary vessels.
Anatomy of the medial femoral circumflex artery and its surgical impications.
One also should be cognizant of the fact that placement of robotic port 3 in the lateral abdominal wall introduces the risk of a rarely observed complication of gynecologic laparoscopy: injury of the deep circumflex artery and vein (stemming from the external iliac artery and vein).
Her ischemic heart disease progressed further, and in 2005 she underwent three vessel coronary artery bypass graph surgery where the LAD stents were bypassed along with bypass surgery of the left circumflex and bypassing a new occlusion in the right anterior descending coronary artery.
A potential risk is contact with the suprascapular nerve and the circumflex scapular vessels.
Sinuatrial nodal artery (SAN) arose from the RCA in 70 per cent and from the circumflex artery (CX) in 30 per cent of instances.
6 470 Extensive scarring of LV, + + scarring and thinning of apex wall, 70% obstructive atheromatous plaques in the left circumflex coronary artery 7 460 Extensive scarring of IVS, + + asymmetric LV hypertrophy, moderately obstructive atheromatous plaques of the left coronary arteries, mildly obstructive atheromatous plaques of the right coronary arteries.