Retrovert
Retrovert Re"tro*vert, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Retroverted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Retroverting}.] [Pref. retro- + L. vertere, versum, to turn. Cf. {Retrorse}.] To turn back. [1913 Webster]

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  • retrovert — index escheat, relapse, revert Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • retrovert — n. returner to former faith v. turn back, incline backwards …   English contemporary dictionary

  • retrovert —   v.t. turn back.    ♦ retroverse, a. turned back.    ♦ retroversion, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • retrovert — v.tr. 1 turn backwards. 2 Med. (as retroverted adj.) (of the womb) having a backward inclination. Derivatives: retroversion n. Etymology: LL retrovertere (as RETRO , vertere vers turn) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Retroverted — Retrovert Re tro*vert, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Retroverted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Retroverting}.] [Pref. retro + L. vertere, versum, to turn. Cf. {Retrorse}.] To turn back. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Retroverting — Retrovert Re tro*vert, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Retroverted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Retroverting}.] [Pref. retro + L. vertere, versum, to turn. Cf. {Retrorse}.] To turn back. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • turn back — verb 1. retrace one s course (Freq. 7) The hikers got into a storm and had to turn back • Syn: ↑backtrack, ↑double back • Hypernyms: ↑return • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • Retrorse — Re*trorse , a. [L. retrorsus, retroversus; retro back + vertere, versum, to turn. Cf. {Retrovert}.] Bent backward or downward. {Re*trorse ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Retrorsely — Retrorse Re*trorse , a. [L. retrorsus, retroversus; retro back + vertere, versum, to turn. Cf. {Retrovert}.] Bent backward or downward. {Re*trorse ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Retroversion — Re tro*ver sion, n. [Cf. F. r[ e]troversion. See {Retrovert}.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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