retroflexion

noun
ret·​ro·​flex·​ion | \ˌre-trə-ˈflek-shən \
variants: or retroflection

Definition of retroflexion 

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

2 : the act or process of bending back

3 : retroflex articulation

First Known Use of retroflexion

1782, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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retroflexion

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

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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