[ re-troh-min-juhnt ]
/ ˌrɛ troʊˈmɪn dʒənt /
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urinating backward because of bodily configuration: The lion is a retromingent animal.
an animal that urinates backward.
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Origin of retromingent
1645–55; retro- + Latin mingent- stem of mingens), present participle of mingere to urinate
OTHER WORDS FROM retromingentret·ro·min·gen·cy, noun
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