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  • adj. turned or tilted back

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. In a state of retroversion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, turned back or inverted.


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  • This kind of retroverted uterus is common in women who have endo.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • Endometriosis likes to hide ther, and the ovaries are sometimes bak there, and for a retroverted uterus it's mandatory as far as I'm concerned.

    Performing the Pelvic Exam

  • Our greyhound Boomer came through a retroverted stomach about 2 months ago and is back to his fighting weight, though the week of fevers and barfing had us scared to death.

    Firedoglake » Late Nite FDL: Why We Will Beat Them in the End

  • Though people go about their everyday activities, the enormous alien Tripods have effectively not only stagnated human civilization through the use of mind-controlling Caps, but retroverted technology to a level similar to the Medieval Ages.

    Archive 2005-08-01

  • A retroverted uterus, a lacerated perineum, such minor difficulties as flat feet, such major ones as valvular disease of the heart, are causes of ill health to be ruled out before "nervousness" (or its medical equivalents) is to be diagnosed.

    The Nervous Housewife

  • The point where the retroverted motion of the canal waters will commence, when it is filled, is somewhat nearer the Lake than where a horizontal line drawn from the bottom next the Lake will meet the surface water of the canal.

    The Beginnings of Public Education in North Carolina; A Documentary History, 1790-1840. Vol. II

  • Every one of them has told her that all her troubles are due to the fact that her uterus is flexed and retroverted, that it presses on the rectum (this being the cause of her chronic constipation and of the obstructed menstrual flow, the congestion, pain, etc.), and that the womb must be placed in its normal position by a surgical operation.

    Nature Cure

  • Now and then its extent flashed upon me, but the glimpse was lost to my retroverted vision almost as soon as won.

    My Literary Passions

  • The recent attempt to enforce this retroverted law upon a grand scale, in calling a mighty railway corporation to account for the discharge of a dozen or so out of several thousand employes, is no stronger proof of this curious reversal of positions than the demand of my whilom cook that I should set my hand to a lie.

    The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)

  • -- History, as written by the prophets, is retroverted prophecy.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible


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