retroversion

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

Definition of retroversion

  1. 1 :  the bending backward of the uterus and cervix

  2. 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


First Known Use: 1776


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retroversion

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

Medical Definition of retroversion

  1. :  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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