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anus

noun \ˈā-nəs\

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

Full Definition of ANUS

:  the posterior opening of the alimentary canal
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Origin of ANUS

Latin, ring, anus; perhaps akin to Old Irish ánne ring
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

Rhymes with ANUS

ANUS Defined for Kids

anus

noun \ˈā-nəs\

Definition of ANUS for Kids

:  the lower opening of the digestive tract
Medical Dictionary

anus

noun \ˈā-nəs\
plural anus·es or ani \ˈā-(ˌ)nī\

Medical Definition of ANUS

:  the posterior opening of the alimentary canal

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