retro-


a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin meaning “backward” (retrogress); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (retrorocket).

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Origin of retro-

< Latin, representing retrō (adv.), backward, back, behind
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British Dictionary definitions for retro-

retro-

prefix

back or backwardsretroactive
located behindretrolental

Word Origin for retro-

from Latin retrō behind, backwards
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Medical definitions for retro-

retro-

pref.

Backward; back:retroposition.
Situated behind:retroperitoneum.
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