retroflexion


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retroflexion

 [ret″ro-flek´shun]
the bending of an organ or part so that its top is thrust backward, such as bending backward of the body of the uterus upon the cervix.

ret·ro·flex·ion

(ret'rō-flek'shŭn),
Backward bending, as of the uterus when the corpus is bent back, forming an angle with the cervix.
Synonym(s): retroflection

retroflexion

/ret·ro·flex·ion/ (-flek´shun) the bending of an organ or part so that its top is thrust backward.
Retroflexion of uterus.

retroflexion

[-flek′shən]
Etymology: L, retro + flectere, to bend
an abnormal position of an organ, such as the uterus, in which the organ is tilted back acutely and folded over on itself.

retroflexion

Uterine retroflexion Gynecology The backward displacement of the uterus, a finding that occurs in the 1st trimester of ±10% of pregnancies; despite occasional reports of ↑ frequency of bleeding in early pregnancy, therapy is only indicated in rare cases of incarceration in the hollow of the sacrum

ret·ro·flex·ion

(ret'rō-flek'shŭn)
Backward bending, as of the uterus when the corpus is bent back, forming an angle with the cervix.

retroflexion

the bending of an organ so that its top is turned backward.
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Major Finding: Retroflexion in the right colon identified 68 polyps that were missed on a standard forward view in 58 colonoscopy patients.
Data Source: An observational study of retroflexion in the proximal colon in 1,000 consecutive patients.
This led us to raise the question how far one can take the concept of MOD constraints: can it be extended to gemination, retroflexion and voicing?
11 This meaning of the term strong retroflexion follows Schiffman (1975: 82-83) and refers to the fact that assimilation in Dravidian languages is almost always to the retroflex articulation.
But such a discussion must be reserved for another paper and does not properly enter into our present topic of the basic stages in the development of the Indo-Aryan feature of distinctive retroflexion.
I propose too that surviving instances of laterals in the same position and context as the nasal of this rule were subject to the same retroflexion.
In the case of syllables having retroflex initials, retroflexion - that is, the retraction of the apex of the tongue to the post-alveolar or palatal region - would have the same effect.
Like the feature of pharyngealization, retroflexion also impeded the development of palatalization but had a different set of effects on initial consonants and vocalism.