retroflexion

Definitions of retroflexion
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n the act of bending backward

Synonyms:
retroflection
Type of:
motility, motion, move, movement
a change of position that does not entail a change of location

n a turning or tilting backward of an organ or body part

Synonyms:
retroflection, retroversion
Type of:
abnormalcy, abnormality
an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies

n an articulatory gesture made by turning the tip of the tongue back against the roof of the mouth

Synonyms:
retroflection
Type of:
articulation
the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech