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noun \ä-ˈnē, ˈä-nē\

Definition of ani

  1. :  any of a genus (Crotophaga) of black cuckoos of the warmer parts of America



Origin of ani

New Latin, probably modification of Portuguese anuí, from Tupi anúʔí, from anú ani + -ʔí small


First Known Use: circa 1823

Rhymes with ani


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ani

Medical Definition of ani

plural of anus


ani

Medical Definition of ani




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "ani" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "ani"


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