cymatium


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Gastropod shell species of the genus Adelomelon, Fusinus, Cerithium, Cymatium, and Coralliophila occupied by hermit crabs from Couves Island, southeastern Brazilian coast (Photos: D.J.M.
'The seat frame is edged with a cymatium molding and has an apron carved in front and at the sides with a serrated frieze of joined, upended triangles incised with diamond-shaped depressions that give an impression of stylized anahaw leaves.
Bulla ampulla; Pseudominolia climacota; Hexaplax kuesterianus; Cymatium (Ranularia) boschi; Trochus maculates; Cerithidea cingulata; Spondylus gloriandus
Until now, contamination from OTs in Brazil has mainly been studied using imposex in several species of Neogastropods, such as Stramonita haemastoma (Linnaeus, 1758) [25-27], Thais rustica (Lamarck, 1822) [28], Thais deltoidea (Lamarck, 1822) [29], Leucozonia ocellata (Gmelin, 1791), Leucozonia nassa (Gmelin, 1791) (Costa et al., accepted manuscript), and Cymatium parthenopeum parthenopeum (von Salis, 1973) [30], of the order Caenogastropoda.
15 0,36 10 0,79 13 Ruditapes decussatus 2113 51,32 167 13,29 1219 Scrobicularia plana 2 0,04 1 0,07 1 Solen marginatus 531 12,89 127 10,11 200 Veneridae 3 0,07 3 0,23 3 Venus verrucosa 2 0,04 2 0,15 9 Total bivalvos marinos 3392 82,39 700 55,73 5561 Gasteropodos marinos NR %NR NMI %NMI Peso Bolinus brandaris 17 0,41 17 1,35 142 Cerithium vulgatum 47 1,14 47 3,75 107 Columbella rus-tica 1 0,02 1 0,07 1 Conus mediterraneus 1 0,02 1 0,07 2 Cymatium parthenopeum 1 0,02 1 0,07 4 Cypraeidae 1 0,02 1 0,07 1 Charonia lampas 19 0,46 16 1,28 483 Gasteropodo indeterminado 2 0,04 2 0,15 5 Hexaplex trunculus 247 5,99 155 12,34 1253 Muricidae 1 0,02 1 0,07 1 Nassarius reticulatus 11 0,26 11 0,87 14 Ocenebra erinacea 2 0,04 2 0,15 3 Osilinus lineatus 320 7,77 250 19,9 1503 Osilinus sp.
Las especies que presentaron los valores de IVI mas bajos fueron Cymatium femorale y Cassis tuberosa, ambos con el 0.7%, con tallas promedio de 116.3 [+ o -] 10.5mm y 223.0 [+ o -] 51.1mm, respectivamente.
Range extension for Cymatium caribbeaum with a note on adventitious dispersal.
Evidence for trans-Atlantic transport of gastropod larvae belonging to the genus Cymatium. Deep-Sea Res.
Esta alta mortalidad puede deberse a predadores naturales que coexisten con la especie en la zona, tales como los gasteropodos Cymatium pileare, Fasciolaria tulipa y Murex brevifrons, entre otros (Villafranca y Jimenez, 2004), los crustaceos Callinectes danae y Menippe nodifrons (Urosa, 1972), y mas probablemente a la intensa explotacion pesquera de que es objeto la especie, que explicaria la disminucion de la densidad del mejillon durante la realizacion del estudio.
sawayai population, followed with no significant difference, by Phalium granulatum (11.53%), Polinices hepaticus (8.31%), Cymatium parthenopeum (6.97%), Olivancilaria urceus (5.63%), Buccinanops gradatum (5.09%), Chicoreus tenuivaricosus (3.75%) and Strombus pugilis (3.49%) (Table 1).
384.6 160.4 282.9 4.4 832.3 Cymatidae -- -- 38.7 -- 38.7 Cymatium nicobaricum 6.4 6.2 -- -- 12.6 Cymatium spp.