retroversion

noun ret·ro·ver·sion \ ˌre-trō-ˈvər-zhən also -shən \

Definition of retroversion

1 : the bending backward of the uterus and cervix
2 : the act or process of turning back or regressing

Origin and Etymology of retroversion

Latin retroversus turned backward, from retro- + versus, past participle of vertere to turn — more at worth


Medical Dictionary

retroversion

noun ret·ro·ver·sion \ -ˈvər-zhən also -shən \

medical Definition of retroversion

: the bending backward of the uterus and cervix out of the normal axis so that the fundus points toward the sacrum and the cervix toward the pubic symphysis — compare retroflexion

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