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.
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Calnan reported improvements in speech using a procedure that employed VY retroposition and lengthening of the velum.
The team also found that the Rps23r1 gene, whose human counterpart has not yet been identified, was created through a process called retroposition, in which a gene is duplicated through the reverse transcription (or reading) of mRNA and the duplicate is placed in a different location in the cell's DNA.
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.
Proceeding this way prevents posterior teeth extrusion, vertical dimension growth, backward retroposition of the mandible due to its clockwise rotation, and interlabial gap increase.