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1. Situated at, located close to, or directed toward the back.
2. Backward; reverse.
rare at, near, or towards the back
[C19: from Latin retrō backwards]
at or toward the back; posterior.
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|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