anus

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noun \ˈā-nəs\

Definition of anus

  1. :  the posterior opening of the digestive tract

Origin and Etymology of anus

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


First Known Use: 15th century


ANUS Defined for English Language Learners

anus

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noun \ˈā-nəs\

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

  1. :  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

\ˈā-(ˌ)nī\play
  1. :  the posterior opening of the digestive tract

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