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 for retroversion
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Retroversion \Re`tro*ver"sion\, n. [Cf. F. r['e]troversion. See
     A turning or bending backward; also, the state of being
     turned or bent backward; displacement backwards; as,
     retroversion of the uterus.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: In retroversion the bending is gradual or curved; in
           retroflexion it is abrupt or angular.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a turning or tilting backward of an organ or body part;
           "retroversion of the uterus" [syn: retroversion,
           retroflection, retroflexion]
      2: translation back into the original language; "the teacher
         translated Latin texts into English which he gave to his
         students for retroversion"
      3: returning to a former state [syn: regression, regress,
         reversion, retrogression, retroversion]

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