retroflexion

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ret·ro·flex

 (rĕt′rə-flĕks′)
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.
n.
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.

retroflexion

(ˌrɛtrəʊˈflɛkʃən) or

retroflection

n
1. the act or condition of bending or being bent backwards
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics the act of turning the tip of the tongue upwards and backwards towards the hard palate in the articulation of a vowel or a consonant

ret•ro•flex•ion

or ret•ro•flec•tion

(ˌrɛ trəˈflɛk ʃən)

n.
1. a bending backward.
2. the folding backward of an organ, esp. of the uterus in relation to its cervix.
3.
a. retroflex articulation of a speech sound.
b. the acoustic quality resulting from retroflex articulation; r-color.
[1835–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.retroflexion - a turning or tilting backward of an organ or body part; "retroversion of the uterus"
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
2.retroflexion - an articulatory gesture made by turning the tip of the tongue back against the roof of the mouth
articulation - the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech
3.retroflexion - the act of bending backward
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
Translations

ret·ro·flex·ion

, retroflection
n. retroflexión, flexión de un órgano hacia atrás.
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It is usually caused by unfavorable anatomical conditions including the anatocervical stenosis, acute anteflexion, retroflexion of uterus.
The most common causes of complications during ETs are cervical stenosis, acute anteflexion, retroflexion of uterus, presence of large uterine or cervical polyp or fibroid.