anal pore

noun

Definition of anal pore

  1. :  an opening on the exterior surface of an animal (such as a fish, nematode, or paramecium) through which undigested food, water, or gas is expelled The anal fin, on the underside of the striped bass just behind the anal pore, looks a lot like the reverse of the soft dorsal fin. — Nicholas Karas, The Complete Book of Striped Bass Fishing, 2000 Anal pore is often used interchangeably with vent in reference to certain animals and especially fish.

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

1841

First Known Use of anal pore

1841


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up anal pore? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a trip made at another's expense

Get Word of the Day daily email!