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anus

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noun \ˈā-nəs\

Simple Definition of anus

  • : the opening between a person's buttocks through which solid waste passes from the body

Full Definition of anus

  1. :  the posterior opening of the alimentary canal

Origin of anus

Latin, ring, anus; perhaps akin to Old Irish ánne ring


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with anus


ANUS Defined for Kids

anus

noun \ˈā-nəs\

Definition of anus

  1. :  the lower opening of the digestive tract




Medical Dictionary

anus

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noun \ˈā-nəs\

Medical Definition of anus

plural anus·es or ani \ˈā-(ˌ)nī\play

  1. :  the posterior opening of the alimentary canal



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Learn More about anus

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "anus" Spanish Central: Translation of "anus" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "anus"


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