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adj. also ret·ro·flexed (-flĕkst′)
1. Bent, curved, or turned backward.
2. Pronounced with the tip of the tongue turned back against the roof of the mouth.
A sound pronounced with the tongue in retroflex position, as the sound (r) in some varieties of English.

[Latin *retrōflexus, past participle of retrōflectere, to bend back : retrō, retro- + flectere, to bend.]

ret′ro·flex′ion, ret′ro·flec′tion n.
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Adj.1.retroflexed - bent or curved backward
backward - directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward view"
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(5) Does this patterning of /r/ with velars reflect a uvular or highly retroflexed /r/ in the North?
The uterus was retroflexed. The endometrial complex was homogenous and well demonstrated (Figure 1).
Roland Baiza Jr., M.D., Colorado Springs, has a tip for introducing a hysteroscope if the uterus is retroflexed, particularly in a postmenopausal patient.
However, again, it might be argued that in such an inventory the occurrence of retroflexion is also predictable for a natural class of segments, so that a feature cooccurrence restriction stipulating the possibility for coronals to be retroflexed might be drawn up.
For example, if the progressive dialect B were Gileadite, the Ephraimites speaking dialect A might hear the /s/ of B as practically identical with their own /s/ by virtue of the possible "palatal quality" of apical /s/ (Stevenson 1970: 16; this may refer to a tendency for this sibilant to be slightly retroflexed or to be produced with a certain amount of wide-groove friction as well).
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In Shina, at least, I am familiar with the use of both seen with four dots above and seen with two lines above to represent a retroflexed S, and I suspect that the same may be true for ch written as hah with four dots below.
The scope must be of adequate length to allow for a retroflexed view of the gastric cardia and gastroesophageal junction; therefore, the scope should extend at least 60 cm, and perhaps 65 cm.
The few xiesheng connections of chi, which appears to have xi EMC s[Epsilon]j as phonetic, do not give the kind of clear-cut evidence for *1- as the source of the Middle Chinese retroflexed stop, dr, that we find in the cases of EMC d < *1 cited above: but neither do they support a connection with Old Chinese dental stops.