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Synonyms for retroflection

a turning or tilting backward of an organ or body part

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


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the act of bending backward

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This small difference may be due to the difficulty in obtaining adequate biopsy samples in some locations in the renal pelvis, such as the inferior pole calyces where the biopsy is done with retroflection of the ureteroscope.
Furthermore, the number of English-Spanish bilingual speakers in the Central Valley in Costa Rica is extremely small, and in other Latin American countries where there is a significant influence of the English language, no instances of retroflection of rhotics have been reported (as in the case of Puerto Rico).
Schwartz also found that the higher an individual's shame, the more he/she utilizes the defenses of retroflection, deflection, egotism, projection, and introjection.
It is also concerned with light, color, and retroflection - the visual characteristics that determine what one can see and comprehend on the road ahead.