[ re-truh-vur-zhuhn, -shuhn ]
/ ˌrɛ trəˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən /
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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.



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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
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British Dictionary definitions for retroversion

/ (ˌrɛtrəʊˈvɜːʃən) /


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
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Medical definitions for retroversion

[ rĕt′rō-vûrzhən ]


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.
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