flatus

noun
fla·​tus | \ ˈflā-təs How to pronounce flatus (audio) \

Definition of flatus

: gas generated in the stomach or bowels

Examples of flatus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sigh was because the question was actually quite common—which became obvious as scientists on Twitter revealed that they, too, had been queried as to the flatus status of their study animals. Steve Mirsky, Scientific American, "A Book That Bills Itself as “the Definitive Field Guide to Animal Flatulence”," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of flatus

1651, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for flatus

Latin, act of blowing, act of breaking wind

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“Flatus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flatus. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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flatus

noun
fla·​tus | \ ˈflāt-əs How to pronounce flatus (audio) \

Medical Definition of flatus

: gas generated in the stomach or bowels

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