Dictionary.com

retroversion

[ re-truh-vur-zhuhn, -shuhn ]
/ ˌrɛ trəˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən /
Save This Word!

noun

a looking or turning back.
the resulting state or condition.
Pathology. a tilting or turning backward of an organ or part: retroversion of the uterus.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!

Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of retroversion

First recorded in 1580–90; from Latin retrōvers(us) “bent backward” (retrō- “backward” + versus, past participle of vertere “to turn”) + -ion;see retro-, verse

OTHER WORDS FROM retroversion

ret·ro·verse [re-truh-vurs, re-truh-vurs], /ˈrɛ trəˌvɜrs, ˌrɛ trəˈvɜrs/, adjectiveret·ro·vert·ed, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for retroversion

British Dictionary definitions for retroversion

retroversion
/ (ˌrɛtrəʊˈvɜːʃən) /

noun

the act of turning or condition of being turned backwards
the condition of a part or organ, esp the uterus, that is turned or tilted backwards

Derived forms of retroversion

retroverse, adjectiveretroverted, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for retroversion

retroversion
[ rĕt′rō-vûrzhən ]

n.

A turning or tilting backward, as of the uterus.
The state of being turned or tilted back.
A condition in which the teeth are located in a position posterior to normal.

Other words from retroversion

ret′ro•verted adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK