retroposition

retrodeviation

 [ret″ro-de″ve-a´shun]
any displacement backwards; the term includes retroversion, retroflexion, and other deviations. Called also retrodisplacement and retroposition.

ret·ro·po·si·tion

(ret'rō-pō-zish'ŭn),
Simple backward displacement of a structure or organ, as the uterus, without inclination, bending, retroversion, or retroflexion.
[retro- + L. positio, a placing]

retroposition

/ret·ro·po·si·tion/ (pah-zĭ´shun) retrodeviation.

retroposition

Gynecology Retroflexion, see there.

ret·ro·po·si·tion

(ret'rō-pŏ-zish'ŭn)
Simple backward displacement of a structure or organ, such as the uterus, without inclination, bending, retroversion, or retroflexion.
[retro- + L. positio, a placing]

retroposition

backward displacement.
References in periodicals archive ?
Although most retroposition events result in non-functional duplicates (called pseudogenes), in rare cases, retroposed genes, like Rps23r1, can become functional.
Emergence of YoungHumanGenes after a Burst of Retroposition in Primates," PLoS Biology 3 (2005): 1970-9; N.
Retroposition of the AFC family of SINEs (short interspersed repetitive elements) before and during the adaptive radiation of cichlid fishes in Lake Malawi and related inferences about phylogeny.
ALU elements multiply within the genome in a retroposition process through RNA polymerase III-derived transcripts from evolution (13, 14); therefore, qPCR of ALU repeats with a properly designed primer set can dramatically increase the sensitivity of size-dependent DNA measurement.
Possible role of retroposition and conversion events in its concerted evolution.