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retroflection, retroflexion
1. The act of bending backward.
2. An articulatory gesture made by turning the tip of the tongue back against the roof of the mouth.
3. A turning or tilting backward of an organ or body part.
4. A bending backward of the body of the uterus upon the cervix.
5. The acoustic quality resulting from retroflex articulation.
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