retroflexion

noun ret·ro·flex·ion \ ˌre-trə-ˈflek-shən \
variants: or retroflection
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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


Medical Dictionary

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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