anal pore

noun

Definition of anal pore

: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 KarasThe Complete Book of Striped Bass Fishing2000
Note: Anal pore is often used interchangeably with vent in reference to certain animals and especially fish.

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First Known Use of anal pore

1841


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