from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A turning or tilting backward.
  • n. The state of being turned or tilted back.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or condition of being retroverted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A turning or bending backward; also, the state of being turned or bent backward; displacement backwards.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tilting or turning backward: as, retroversion of vertebral processes: especially applied in gynecology to an inclination of the uterus backward with the retention of its normal curve: opposed to anteversion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. returning to a former state
  • n. translation back into the original language
  • n. a turning or tilting backward of an organ or body part


From Latin retr┼Źversus, retrorse; see retrorse.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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