- the act of passing urine; urination.
Origin of micturition
Examples from the Web for micturition
The attitude in micturition is the same for both sexes, namely, squatting.The Fijians
I now took 1/2 grain at intervals of eight days; the result was that I passed gravel and small calculi at every micturition.
During the first two days 'pain struck across the abdomen' when micturition was performed.
Micturition, which had been painful, became normal; the pulse and temperature fell, and the expression became less anxious.
Micturition continued frequent, with purulent cystitis for one month.
Word Origin and History for micturition
1725, "the need very badly to urinate," from Latin micturitum, from past participle of micturire "to desire to urinate," desiderative of mingere "to urinate," from PIE *meigh- "to urinate" (cf. Sanskrit mehati "urinates;" Avestan maezaiti "urinates;" Greek omeikhein "to urinate;" Armenian mizem "urinate;" Lithuanian minžu "urinate;" Old English migan "to urinate," micga "urine," meox "dung, filth"). As during the final 20 minutes of a 4-hour film after drinking a 32-ounce Mountain Dew from the snack bar and the movie ends with a drawn-out farewell scene while Frodo is standing on the pier and wavelets lap audibly on the dock the whole time as if the director was a sadist set on compounding your torment.
- The desire to urinate.
- The frequency of urination.