[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
A turning or bending backward; also, the state of being
turned or bent backward; displacement backwards; as,
retroversion of the uterus.
Note: In retroversion the bending is gradual or curved; in
retroflexion it is abrupt or angular.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a turning or tilting backward of an organ or body part;
"retroversion of the uterus" [syn: retroversion,
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]