A backward bending or flexure. [L. re-curvus, bent back]

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re·cur·va·tion (re″kər-vaґshən) [L. recurvatio] a backward bending or curvature.

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  • Recurvation — Re cur*va tion (r? k?r*v? sh?n), n. The act of recurving, or the state of being recurved; a bending or flexure backward. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recurvation — See recurve. * * * …   Universalium

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