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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
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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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Likewise, many singers choose to sing without retroflex consonants, except when technical considerations demand it.
The occurrence rules for retroflex consonants cross nearly all morpheme and word boundaries, and the effect is also cumulative (for example an r preceding st makes both the s and t retroflex), as seen in Table (7).
Recall that the retroflex consonants may act as either double or single consonants on preceding vowels in stressed syllables.
A vowel followed by multiple consonants (even those that map to a single phoneme, such as such as [n:] and sometimes the retroflex consonants) is short.