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

  1. retrojection,
  2. retrolental,
  3. retrolental fibroplasia,
  4. retrolingual,
  5. retromandibular vein,
  6. retromolar pad,
  7. retronym,
  8. retroocular,
  9. retropack,
  10. 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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