One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of the uterus) tilted abnormally backward.
reverse, reversed, inverted, opposite, converse, contrary, counter, antithetical, transposedView synonyms
- ‘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.’
Late 18th century: from Latin retrovertere ‘turn backwards’ + -ed.
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