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retroflexion

noun ret·ro·flex·ion \ˌre-trə-ˈflek-shən\

Definition of retroflexion

  1. 1 :  the state of being bent back; especially :  the bending back of an organ (as a uterus) upon itself

  2. 2 :  the act or process of bending back

  3. 3 :  retroflex articulation



1845

First Known Use of retroflexion

1845

Variants of retroflexion

or retroflection play \ˌre-trə-ˈflek-shən\

Medical Dictionary

retroflexion

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noun ret·ro·flex·ion \ˌre-trə-ˈflek-shən\

Medical Definition of retroflexion

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



Illustration of retroflexion


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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "retroflexion"


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