retroversion


ret·ro·ver·sion

noun \ˌre-trō-ˈvər-zhən also -shən\

Definition of RETROVERSION

1
:  the bending backward of the uterus and cervix
2
:  the act or process of turning back or regressing

Origin of RETROVERSION

Latin retroversus turned backward, from retro- + versus, past participle of vertere to turn — more at worth
First Known Use: 1776

ret·ro·ver·sion

noun \-ˈvər-zhən also -shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RETROVERSION

: the bending backward of the uterus and cervix out of the normal axis so that the fundus points toward the sacrum and the cervix toward the pubic symphysis—compare retroflexion

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