ret·​ro·​ver·​sion | \ ˌre-trō-ˈvər-zhən also -shən How to pronounce retroversion (audio) \

Definition of retroversion

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

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Now the original is 15 years out of production and the retroversion is set to join it in the automotive afterlife —or maybe just an auto salvage yard outside of Eagle Pass. Ed Wallace, star-telegram, "Killed once by affluence, the second time by indifference | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 7 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of retroversion

1776, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for retroversion

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

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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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