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English noun: retroflection

1. retroflection (state) a turning or tilting backward of an organ or body part

SamplesRetroversion of the uterus.

Synonymsretroflexion, retroversion

Broader (hypernym)abnormalcy, abnormality

2. retroflection (communication) an articulatory gesture made by turning the tip of the tongue back against the roof of the mouth


Broader (hypernym)articulation

3. retroflection (act) the act of bending backward


Broader (hypernym)motility, motion, move, movement

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