anus

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noun \ ˈā-nəs \

Definition of anus

:the posterior opening of the digestive tract

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Origin and Etymology of anus

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


ANUS Defined for English Language Learners

anus

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Definition of anus for English Language Learners

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


ANUS Defined for Kids

anus

noun \ ˈā-nəs \

Definition of anus for Students

:the lower opening of the digestive tract

Medical Dictionary

anus

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noun \ ˈā-nəs \

medical Definition of anus

plural anuses or ani play \ˈā-(ˌ)nī\
:the posterior opening of the digestive tract

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