retrorse

adjective

re·​trorse ˈrē-ˌtrȯrs How to pronounce retrorse (audio)
: bent backward or downward

Word History

Etymology

Latin retrorsus, contraction of retroversus

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of retrorse was in 1818

Dictionary Entries Near retrorse

Cite this Entry

“Retrorse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retrorse. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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