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retromingent

[ re-troh-min-juh nt ]
/ ˌrɛ troʊˈmɪn dʒənt /

adjective

urinating backward because of bodily configuration: The lion is a retromingent animal.

noun

an animal that urinates backward.

Nearby words

retrojection, retrolental, retrolental fibroplasia, retrolingual, retromandibular vein, retromingent, retromolar pad, retronym, retroocular, retropack, retroperitoneal

Origin of retromingent

1645–55; retro- + Latin mingent- stem of mingens), present participle of mingere to urinate
Related formsret·ro·min·gen·cy, noun
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