Retrorse meaning

rĭ-trôrs, rētrôrs
Directed or turned backward or downward.
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(biol.) Bent or turned backward or downward.
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Origin of retrorse

  • Latin retrōrsus from retrōversus retrō- retro- versus past participle of vertere to turn wer-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin retrorsus, retroversus; retro back + vertere, versum, to turn. Compare retrovert.

    From Wiktionary