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retroversion

[re-truh-vur-zhuh n, -shuh n] /ˌrɛ trəˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən/
noun
1.
a looking or turning back.
2.
the resulting state or condition.
3.
Pathology. a tilting or turning backward of an organ or part:
retroversion of the uterus.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin retrōvers(us) bent backward (retrō- retro- + versus past participle of vertere to turn; see verse) + -ion
Related forms
retroverse
[re-truh-vurs, re-truh-vurs] /ˈrɛ trəˌvɜrs, ˌrɛ trəˈvɜrs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
retroverted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for retroverse

retroversion

/ˌrɛtrəʊˈvɜːʃən/
noun
1.
the act of turning or condition of being turned backwards
2.
the condition of a part or organ, esp the uterus, that is turned or tilted backwards
Derived Forms
retroverse, adjective
retroverted, adjective
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Word Origin and History for retroverse

retroversion

n.

1580s, "a tilting or turning backward," noun of action or state from Latin retroversus "turned or bent backwards," from retro (see retro-) + versus "turned" (see versus).

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retroverse in Medicine

retroversion ret·ro·ver·sion (rět'rō-vûr'zhən, -shən)
n.

  1. A turning or tilting backward, as of the uterus.

  2. The state of being turned or tilted back.

  3. A condition in which the teeth are located in a position posterior to normal.


ret'ro·vert'ed adj.
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