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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ver'zhun, -shun


  1. Displacement of the uterus, with tilting of the entire organ without bending on itself; such displacement may be anteversion, retroversion, or lateroversion.
  2. Change of position of the fetus in the uterus, occurring spontaneously or effected by manipulation.
  3. Conjugate rotation of the eyes in the same direction; such rotation may be dextroversion, levoversion, supraversion, or infraversion.

Synonym(s): inclination

[L. verto, pp. versus, to turn]

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