Definition of retroverted in English:


Line breaks: retro|vert¦ed
Pronunciation: /ˈrɛtrəʊvəːtɪd


(Of the uterus) tilted abnormally backwards.
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  • A retroverted, easily mobile uterus can usually be easily manipulated during surgery, but a fixed uterus cannot.
  • In dromaeosaurs and birds, the pubic boot extends caudally and the pubis evolved a retroverted, or backward directed, position.


late 18th century: from Latin retrovertere 'turn backwards' + -ed2.



Pronunciation: /-ˈvəːʃ(ə)n/
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  • When femoral retroversion is unilateral, it is more common on the right side.
  • Lastly, if the total range of rotational motion is unchanged between the dominant and nondominant shoulders, the differences in humeral retroversion may account for the differences observed in altered motion.
  • We have postulated that baseball players, specifically pitchers, must adapt with an increase in humeral head retroversion in their dominant shoulder to reach an elite level and to have a decreased chance of injury.

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