Definition of Retroflexion

1. Noun. A turning or tilting backward of an organ or body part. "Retroversion of the uterus"

Exact synonyms: Retroflection, Retroversion
Generic synonyms: Abnormalcy, Abnormality



2. Noun. An articulatory gesture made by turning the tip of the tongue back against the roof of the mouth.
Exact synonyms: Retroflection
Generic synonyms: Articulation
Derivative terms: Retroflex

3. Noun. The act of bending backward.
Exact synonyms: Retroflection
Generic synonyms: Motility, Motion, Move, Movement
Derivative terms: Retroflex, Retroflex

Definition of Retroflexion

1. n. The act of reflexing; the state of being retroflexed. Cf. Retroversion.

Definition of Retroflexion

1. Noun. The act of reflexing; the state of being retroflexed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Retroflexion

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Retroflexion

1. Backward bending, as of the uterus when the corpus is bent back, forming an angle with the cervix. Synonym: retroflection. Retroflexion of iris, abnormal position of the iris on the ciliary body after severe concussion. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Retroflexion

retrofitter
retrofitters
retrofitting
retroflect
retroflected
retroflecting
retroflection
retroflections
retroflector
retroflectors
retroflects
retroflex
retroflex fasciculus
retroflexed
retroflexes
retroflexion (current term)
retroflexions
retrofracted
retrofuturism
retrofuturistic
retrogamer
retrogamers
retrogaming
retrogene
retrogenes
retrognathia
retrognathic
retrognathism

Literary usage of Retroflexion

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1899)
"In short, the cure of retroflexion consists not in reposition and fixation, ... The writer believes that long-standing retroflexion of the uterus which has ..."

2. A Practical treatise on the diseases of women by Theodore Gaillard Thomas (1872)
"retroflexion. Definition and Frequency.—retroflexion is said to exist when tli body ... Out of 84 cases of these varieties, retroflexion occurred 34 times, ..."

3. The Pathology, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of women: Including the by Graily Hewitt (1874)
"retroflexion AND RETROVERSION. Frequency of retroflexion and ... We have now to deal with the special causes, if there be such, of retroflexion. ..."

4. The Practice of Medicine by Thomas Hawkes Tanner (1870)
"The condition known u retroflexion [7?«/ro = backwards + flecto = to bend] ... retroflexion may undoubtedly exist without giving rise to symptoms of the ..."

5. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1865)
"ON TREATMENT OF retroflexion OF THE UTERUS BY OPERATION. By I. BAKER BROWN, Esq., Senior Surgeon to the London Surgical Home. [The patient was a widow lady ..."

6. A Textbook of the diseases of women by Henry Jacques Garrigues (1894)
"In most cases retroversion is only a transition to retroflexion ; the pathology, the symptoms, and the treatment are identical, and, since the flexion is so ..."

7. Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of women by Harry Sturgeon Crossen (1915)
"In retroflexion, the upper part of the uterus is bent backward, the point of bending being about at the internal os. The cervix may retain its normal ..."

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