retroversion

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

Definition of retroversion

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

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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“Retroversion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retroversion. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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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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