retroversion

noun

ret·​ro·​ver·​sion ˌre-trō-ˈvər-zhən How to pronounce retroversion (audio)
 also  -shən
1
: the bending backward of the uterus and cervix
2
: the act or process of turning back or regressing

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1776, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of retroversion was in 1776

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Cite this Entry

“Retroversion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retroversion. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

retroversion

noun
ret·​ro·​ver·​sion
-ˈvər-zhən also -shən
: 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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