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flatus

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noun fla·tus \ˈflā-təs\

Definition of flatus

  1. :  gas generated in the stomach or bowels



Origin and Etymology of flatus

Latin, act of blowing, act of breaking wind


First Known Use: 1651

Rhymes with flatus


Medical Dictionary

flatus

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noun fla·tus \ˈflāt-əs\

Medical Definition of flatus

  1. :  gas generated in the stomach or bowels




Learn More about flatus

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


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