retrograde


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

retrograde

 [ret´ro-grād]
1. moving backward or against the usual direction of flow.
2. degenerating, deteriorating, or catabolic.

ret·ro·grade

(ret'rō-grād),
1. Moving backward.
2. Degenerating; reversing the normal order of growth and development.
3. Used in neuroscience to describe distal-proximal flow, movement, or transport in an axon toward its cell body, or degeneration of an axon proximal to a point of injury, such degenerative changes may extend to, and include, the cell body.
[L. retrogradus, fr. retro- + gradior, to go]

ret·ro·grade

(ret'rō-grād)
1. Moving backward.
2. Degenerating; reversing the normal order of growth and development.
[L. retrogradus, fr. retro-, back + gradior, to go]

retrograde

A going backwards or a reversion of the usual sequence.

ret·ro·grade

(ret'rō-grād)
1. Moving backward.
2. Degenerating; reversing the normal order of growth and development.
[L. retrogradus, fr. retro-, back + gradior, to go]
References in periodicals archive ?
The period of the retrograde is best used for re-thinking, re-evaluating, reviewing, resting or meeting up with people from your past.
The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the procedure in terms of technical success in obtaining the ability to puncture the occluded artery, pass the wire across the popliteal artery with a retrograde approach, pass the wire across the pedal arteries with an antegrade approach and obtain blood flow to the pedal arteries.
A total of forty extracted single rooted lower premolar teeth were used for evaluation of apical sealing ability of WMTA (Nexobio Co, Korea) as retrograde filling material.
When Mercury is retrograde, getting from A to B is a real pain.
True enough, Venus in Scorpio now turning to retrograde motion may not allow you total freedom.
Designated S/2016 J2, it's far enough from Jupiter to be in the midst of the retrograde swarm.
This likely formed some of the distant retrograde moons seen today.
There are still no evidence-based data supporting indication of retrograde filling after root end resection made for various indications.
Retrograde, which debuted at number 15 on the Billboard 200, is the band at its best and each song was crafted to perfection and to suit every member of the band.
For weekly readings call 0903 658 2003 (75p/min + access charge) ARIES MARCH 21 - APRIL 20 Pluto turns to retrograde motion, so don't miss your moment in the sun, which is be at it's highest this weekend, and you're feeling better than ever.
Crackling with detail, Courtney Kersten's memoir Daughter in Retrograde explores her relationship with her mother through the lens of horoscopes, astrology, and other divination tools.