Definition of retroverted in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrɛtrəʊvəːtɪd/


(Of the uterus) tilted abnormally backwards.
Example sentences
  • 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.



Pronunciation: /rɛtrəʊˈvəːʃ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • 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.




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

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