[ ri-trawrs, ree-trawrs ]
/ rɪˈtrɔrs, ˈri trɔrs /
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Origin of retrorse
OTHER WORDS FROM retrorsere·trorse·ly, adverb
Words nearby retrorse
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Example sentences from the Web for retrorse
The dorsal fin has a large spine with retrorse serrations behind.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)|David Starr Jordan
British Dictionary definitions for retrorse
/ (rɪˈtrɔːs) /
(esp of plant parts) pointing backwards or in a direction opposite to normal
Derived forms of retrorseretrorsely, adverb
Word Origin for retrorse
C19: from Latin retrōrsus, shortened form of retrōversus turned back, from retro- + vertere to turn
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