Examples from the Web for retroflex
This curve also shows a point of maximum temperature (F) and a retroflex portion.
The retroflex sibilant is transliterated sh; this was unchanged.Chips from a German Workshop - Volume IV|Max Mller
This curve shows a point of maximum temperature at F1, and a retroflex portion F1G1.
British Dictionary definitions for retroflex
Word Origin for retroflex
Word Origin and History for retroflex
1776, from Modern Latin retroflexus, past participle of retroflectere "to bend back," from retro (see retro-) + flectere "to bend" (see flexible). The verb (1898) is a back-formation from retroflexed (1806), from the adjective.