retroversion

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌrɛtrəʊˈvɜːʃən/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(re′trə vûrzhən, -shən)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ret•ro•ver•sion  (re′trə vûrzhən, -shən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a looking or turning back.
  2. the resulting state or condition.
  3. Pathologya tilting or turning backward of an organ or part:retroversion of the uterus.
ret•ro•verse  (re′trə vûrzhən, -shən),USA pronunciation adj.  retro•vert′ed, adj. 
  • Latin retrōvers(us) bent backward (retrō- retro- + versus past participle of vertere to turn; see verse) + -ion
  • 1580–90;

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
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

ˈretroˌverted adj
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