retroflexion

noun
ret·​ro·​flex·​ion | \ ˌre-trə-ˈflek-shən How to pronounce retroflexion (audio) \
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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retroflexion. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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retroflexion

noun
ret·​ro·​flex·​ion | \ ˌre-trə-ˈflek-shən How to pronounce retroflexion (audio) \

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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