retroversion

retroversion

[re-truh-vur-zhuhn, -shuhn]
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:
1580–90; < Latin retrōvers(us) bent backward (retrō- retro- + versus past participle of vertere to turn; see verse) + -ion

retroverse [re-truh-vurs, re-truh-vurs] , adjective
retroverted, adjective
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retroversion (ˌrɛtrəʊˈvɜːʃən)
 
n
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
 
'retroverse
 
adj
 
'retroverted
 
adj

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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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