Definition of anus
: the posterior opening of the digestive tract
Recent Examples of anus from the Web
Use lube and try using your fingers or a small butt plug by inserting it into the anus.
But before there's any more time for a reunion, the alien arrives—a squid thing with some sort of anus mouth filled with teeth.
New moms should place the frozen condom on the perineal area (the area between the anus and vulva) with a washcloth between the skin and condom to prevent freezer burn.
Other infections, such as hookworms and roundworms, can be transmitted in a practice called coprophagia, in which animals ingest one another’s stool or by licking each others’ anuses, Dr. Nandi said in an email.
Menageries living at the start of the small intestine are different from the micropopulations that live down at the anus.
The animals were long thought to live without an anus, but new videos of them pooping show that biologists were not ready for this jelly.
No less a pornographic luminary than Miss Jenna Jameson offers a surprisingly diverse line of anuses and vaginas, cast from Jenna herself at various stages of contraction.
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Origin and Etymology of anus
Latin, ring, anus; perhaps akin to Old Irish ánne ring
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
ANUS Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of anus for Students
: the lower opening of the digestive tract
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