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(of an organ of the body, especially the uterus) inclined forward.
- ‘A normal acetabulum is 20-degrees to 30-degrees anteverted; however, wide variation exists.’
- ‘The pelvis was anteverted, and there was a flexion deformity of both knees.’
- ‘The patient showed external minor abnormalities, including hypertelorism, small mouth, and anteverted nares.’
Mid 19th century: from Latin antevertere, from ante ‘before’ + vertere ‘to turn’ + -ed.
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