Definition of reversive in US English:

reversive

adjective

  • 1Anatomy. Of a nerve: recurrent; specifically designating the recurrent laryngeal nerve. Now historical and rare.

  • 2Characterized by or tending to reversal.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Lanfranc's Science of Cirurgie. Originally from post-classical Latin reversivus from classical Latin revers-, past participial stem of revertere + -īvus.

Pronunciation

reversive

/rɪˈvəːsɪv/