Definition of retral in English:

retral

adjective

  • 1Chiefly Zoology and Palaeontology. Posterior; situated at or towards the back; facing backwards.

  • 2Of a movement or direction: backwards. rare.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Fleming (1785–1857), naturalist and Free Church of Scotland minister. From classical Latin retrō retro + -al.

Pronunciation

retral

/ˈrɛtr(ə)l/