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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


Synonymsretroflexion


Broader (hypernym)articulation

3. retroflection (act) the act of bending backward


Synonymsretroflexion


Broader (hypernym)motility, motion, move, movement









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