reverse Eck fistula n.
Side-to-side anastomosis of the portal vein with the inferior vena cava, and ligation of the vena cava above the anastomosis but below the hepatic veins, thus directing the blood from the lower body through the hepatic circulation.
[ri-vurs-en-juh-neer] /rɪˈvɜrs ɛn dʒəˈnɪər/ verb (used with object) 1. to study or analyze (a device, as a microchip for computers) in order to learn details of design, construction, and operation, perhaps to produce a copy or an improved version. verb to analyze a product to try to figure out its components, construction, and inner workings, […]
noun 1. Also called reverse side. Billiards. a spinning motion imparted to a cue ball in such a manner as to prevent it from moving in a certain direction. Compare running English. 2. words that, because of their misuse or careless syntax, convey an opposite meaning from the one intended or leave their exact meaning […]
noun, Geology. 1. a fault in which the rock above the fault plane is displaced upward relative to the rock below the fault plane (opposed to gravity fault). reverse fault (rĭ-vûrs’) A geologic fault in which the hanging wall has moved upward relative to the footwall. Reverse faults occur where two blocks of rock are […]
- Reverse gears
verb phrase to change course completely; do an about-face Word Origin fr reverse gear, a gear used to make a vehicle travel backwards Usage Note informal