from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine The state or condition of being retroverted.

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

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


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

[From Latin retrōversus, retrorse; see retrorse.]



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