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 (rē′trəl, rĕt′rəl)
1. Situated at, located close to, or directed toward the back.
2. Backward; reverse.

[From Latin retrō, back; see re- in Indo-European roots.]

re′tral·ly adv.


(ˈriːtrəl; ˈrɛtrəl)
rare at, near, or towards the back
[C19: from Latin retrō backwards]
ˈretrally adv


(ˈri trəl)

at or toward the back; posterior.
[1870–75; retr (o)- + -al1]
re′tral•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.retral - moving or directed or tending in a backward direction or contrary to a previous direction
backward - directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward view"
2.retral - at or near or toward the posterior
posterior - located at or near or behind a part or near the end of a structure
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