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retrorse

[ri-trawrs, ree-trawrs] /rɪˈtrɔrs, ˈri trɔrs/
adjective
1.
turned backward.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < Latin retrōrsus, contracted form of retrōversus bent backward, equivalent to retrō- retro- + versus (past participle of vertere to turn); see retroversion
Related forms
retrorsely, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for retrorse

retrorse

/rɪˈtrɔːs/
adjective
1.
(esp of plant parts) pointing backwards or in a direction opposite to normal
Derived Forms
retrorsely, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from Latin retrōrsus, shortened form of retrōversus turned back, from retro- + vertere to turn
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