retroflexion


ret·ro·flex·ion

noun \ˌre-trə-ˈflek-shən\

Definition of RETROFLEXION

1
:  the state of being bent back; especially :  the bending back of an organ (as a uterus) upon itself
2
:  the act or process of bending back
3
:  retroflex articulation

Variants of RETROFLEXION

ret·ro·flex·ion or ret·ro·flec·tion \ˌre-trə-ˈflek-shən\

First Known Use of RETROFLEXION

1845

ret·ro·flex·ion

noun \ˌre-trə-ˈflek-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RETROFLEXION

: the state of being bent back; specifically : the bending back of the body of the uterus upon the cervix—compare retroversion

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