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


Medical Dictionary

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

Illustration of retroversion


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