Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bending backward: especially applied in gynecology to the bending of the body of the uterus backward, the vaginal portion being but little or not at all changed in position.
- n. Being bent backwards
- n. a turning or tilting backward of an organ or body part
- n. an articulatory gesture made by turning the tip of the tongue back against the roof of the mouth
- n. the act of bending backward
“Richardson, P.; Hufford, G.E.; Limeburner, R. 1994: North Brazil current retroflection eddies.”
“They were ok on vowel length but had a lot of trouble with retroflection.”
“The childrens 'retroflection is very much in place, without the wittiness of the Northeasterners, or the [??] of Tianjin or surrounding Hebei.”
“Every retroflection is simple, robust, and full, with a lot of resilience and tension.”
“Trying to intend to her the total visual backwash of the images I am providing in colour scheme with her retroflection and thereness on apogee.”
“This retroflection is unstable and regularly sheds large Agulhas Rings, which carry Indian Ocean waters into the South Atlantic.”
“1990: The North Brazil Current retroflection: seasonal structure and eddy variability.”
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