Definitions of retroflection
  1. noun
    the act of bending backward
    synonyms: retroflexion
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    type of:
    motility, motion, move, movement
    a change of position that does not entail a change of location
  2. noun
    a turning or tilting backward of an organ or body part
    synonyms: retroflexion, retroversion
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    type of:
    abnormalcy, abnormality
    an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
  3. noun
    an articulatory gesture made by turning the tip of the tongue back against the roof of the mouth
    synonyms: retroflexion
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    type of:
    the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech
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