retrorse

adjective
re·​trorse | \ ˈrē-ˌtrȯrs How to pronounce retrorse (audio) \

Definition of retrorse

: bent backward or downward

First Known Use of retrorse

1818, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for retrorse

Latin retrorsus, contraction of retroversus

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“Retrorse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retrorse. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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