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Cancrizans
(from Latin, meaning 'crab-wise')

Used to indicate the order in which notes should be read. For example, when a voice repeats a melody, the last note then becomes the starting point. The voice works back through the melody to the first note. Essentially, the last note becomes the first and the first note becomes the last.

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