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circumflex

 [ser´kum-fleks]
curved like a bow.

cir·cum·flex

(ser'kŭm-fleks),
Describing an arc of a circle or that which winds around something; denotes several anatomic structures: arteries, veins, nerves, and muscles.
[circum- + L. flexus, to bend]

circumflex

/cir·cum·flex/ (serk´um-fleks) curved like a bow.

circumflex

(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.

circumflex

[sur′kəmfleks]
Etymology: L, circum, around, flexcere, to bend
winding around; pertaining to blood vessels or nerves that wind around other body structures, as in the circumflex coronary artery.

cir·cum·flex

(sĭr'kŭm-fleks)
Describing an arc of a circle or that which winds around something; denotes several anatomic structures: arteries, veins, nerves, and muscles.
[circum- + L. flexus, to bend]

circumflex

Bent into the form of an arc or circle.

circumflex

curved like a bow.
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E Ll Jones from Llanfairfechan tells us that he encounters no difficulties in doing precisely that, and adds: ``If I on a small computer can print these vowels with the circumflexes I fail to see why a big printing organisation cannot do likewise''.