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NOUN (3)

1. a turning or tilting backward of an organ or body part;
- Example: "retroversion of the uterus"
[syn: retroversion, retroflection, retroflexion]

2. translation back into the original language;
- Example: "the teacher translated Latin texts into English which he gave to his students for retroversion"

3. returning to a former state;
[syn: regression, regress, reversion, retrogression, retroversion]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Retroversion \Re`tro*ver"sion\, n. [Cf. F. r['e]troversion. See Retrovert.] A turning or bending backward; also, the state of being turned or bent backward; displacement backwards; as, retroversion of the uterus. [1913 Webster] Note: In retroversion the bending is gradual or curved; in retroflexion it is abrupt or angular. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

retroversion n 1: a turning or tilting backward of an organ or body part; "retroversion of the uterus" [syn: retroversion, retroflection, retroflexion] 2: translation back into the original language; "the teacher translated Latin texts into English which he gave to his students for retroversion" 3: returning to a former state [syn: regression, regress, reversion, retrogression, retroversion]