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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