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circumflex

noun [C] uk   /ˈsɜː.kəm.fleks/ us    /ˈsɝː-/

circumflex noun [C] (IN WRITING)

a sign (^) over a letter, especially a vowel, which shows that it has a different pronunciation from the letter without a sign over it

circumflex noun [C] (IN THE BODY)

specialized medical Circumflex nerves, arteries, or veins bend around an organ or body part.
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