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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.
It showed a normal, left main system bifurcating into Left anterior descending (LAD) and Left circumflex arteries (LCX) respectively.
The anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap is supplied by the descending branch of the lateral circumflex femoral artery.
In a report which found it had failed to comply with Welsh language standards, Ms Huws said: "I note that the mistakes referred to in complaints are often typos or highlight the lack of use of a circumflex accent on permanent signs.
The patient underwent emergency intervention for the circumflex branch, but it was still difficult to implant a stent.
The retro-aortic course of the left circumflex (LCX) artery is considered to be one of the most common coronary artery anomalies with a frequency of up to 0.67% (1, 4-6).
40-Year-Male with Chest Pain for evaluation detected to have Absent Left Circumflex Artery: 3-D Volume rendered CT Coronary Angiography Images showing Absent Left Circumflex Artery
He underwent coronary angiography that revealed dual LAD system (fig-1 and 2) with critical lesion in LAD and left circumflex coronary artery.
The circumflex artery (LCx) was dilated from 8.5 mm up to 12 mm for most of its tortuous length.
The left circumflex (LCx) artery originating from either the proximal right coronary artery (RCA) or the right coronary sinus (RCS) has been reported as the most frequent ACAOS in most studies [1-3, 8-15].
Coronary angiography revealed normal left main, left circumflex, and right coronary artery.