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cy·ma·tium

 (sī-mā′shəm, -shē-əm)
n. pl. cy·ma·tia (-shə, -shē-ə)
1. See cyma.
2. The topmost molding of a classical cornice.

[Latin cȳmatium, from Greek kūmation, diminutive of kūma, cyma; see cyma.]

cymatium

(sɪˈmeɪtɪəm; -ʃɪəm)
n, pl -tia (-tɪə; -ʃɪə)
(Architecture) architect the top moulding of a classical cornice or entablature
[C16: see cyma]

cy•ma•ti•um

(sɪˈmeɪ ʃi əm, saɪ-)

n., pl. -ti•a (-ʃi ə)
the uppermost member of a classical cornice: usu. a cyma recta in form.
[1555–65; < Latin < Greek kȳmátion, diminutive of kŷma wave; see cyma]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cymatium - (architecture) a molding for a cornicecymatium - (architecture) a molding for a cornice; in profile it is shaped like an S (partly concave and partly convex)
cyma recta - a cyma in which the upper section is concave and the lower section is convex
moulding, molding - a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing
cyma reversa, ogee - a molding that (in section) has the shape of an S with the convex part above and the concave part below
classical architecture, Greco-Roman architecture - architecture influenced by the ancient Greeks or Romans
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On the other hand, all the species of Corixidae show a diploid chromosome number of 24, with a pair of m chromosomes and an XY/XX sex chromosome system (male/ female), except Cymatia borsdorfii (2n= 26= 24+XY) (Ueshima, 1979; Ituarte & Papeschi, 2003, 2004; Papeschi & Bressa, 2006).
Diploid chromosome number in species of Corixoidea (previous data cited in Ituarte & Papeschi, 2003, 2004 are included for comparisons) Taxa 2n n Corixidae Cymatinae Cymatia borsdorffi (Sahlberg) 26 (XY) -- Corixinae Arctocorisa carinata (Sahlberg) 24 (XY) 10A+m+XY A.