retroflection
noun see retroflexion

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • retroflection — noun 1. a turning or tilting backward of an organ or body part retroversion of the uterus • Syn: ↑retroversion, ↑retroflexion • Hypernyms: ↑abnormality, ↑abnormalcy 2. an articulatory gesture made by turning the tip of the tongue back against the …   Useful english dictionary

  • retroflection — See retroflexion. * * * …   Universalium

  • retroflection — noun Being bent backwards …   Wiktionary

  • retroflection — SYN: retroflexion …   Medical dictionary

  • retroflection — n. bending toward the rear, flexion toward the rear (also retroflexion) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • retroflection — ret·ro·flec·tion …   English syllables

  • Nils Bang — Nils Daniel Bang (13 September 1941 2 December 1977) was a South African oceanographic scientist who was considered a pioneer[1] in the study of coastal upwelling systems. He was the first to use the term retroflection,[2][3][4] meaning to turn… …   Wikipedia

  • Agulhas Current — The Agulhas Current is the Western Boundary Current of the South West Indian Ocean and is part of the westward flowing South Equatorial Current. It flows down the east coast of Africa from 27°S to 40°S. It is narrow, swift and strong. The sources …   Wikipedia

  • retroflexion — noun 1. a turning or tilting backward of an organ or body part retroversion of the uterus • Syn: ↑retroversion, ↑retroflection • Hypernyms: ↑abnormality, ↑abnormalcy 2. an articulatory gesture made by turning the tip of the tongue back against… …   Useful english dictionary

  • retroflexion — or retroflection noun Date: 1845 1. the state of being bent back; especially the bending back of an organ (as a uterus) upon itself 2. the act or process of bending back 3. retroflex articulation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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