retrorse

adjective
re·​trorse | \ˈrē-ˌtrȯrs \

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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