anus

[ ey-nuh s ]
/ ˈeɪ nəs /
|

noun, plural a·nus·es. Anatomy.

the opening at the lower end of the alimentary canal, through which the solid refuse of digestion is excreted.

Origin of anus

First recorded in 1650–60, anus is from the Latin word ānus ring, anus

Definition for anus (2 of 4)

añu

or a·nu, an·yu

[ ah-nyoo ]
/ ˈɑ nyu /

noun

a twining herb, Tropaeolum tuberosum, of the nasturtium family, found in the Andes, having edible tubers and large flowers with yellow petals and red spurs.
the tuber of this plant.

Origin of añu

From Quechua

Definition for anus (3 of 4)

Anu

[ ah-noo ]
/ ˈɑ nu /

noun

the Akkadian god of heaven.

Definition for anus (4 of 4)

-anus

a suffix occurring in scientific words of Latin origin: Platanus.

Origin of -anus

< Latin -ānus; see -an
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British Dictionary definitions for anus (1 of 3)

anus

/ (ˈeɪnəs) /

noun

the excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canalRelated adjective: anal

Word Origin for anus

C16: from Latin

British Dictionary definitions for anus (2 of 3)

Anu

/ (ˈɑːnuː) /

noun

Babylonian myth the sky god

British Dictionary definitions for anus (3 of 3)

ANU

abbreviation for

Australian National University

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Medicine definitions for anus

anus

[ ānəs ]

n. pl. a•nus•es

The opening at the lower end of the alimentary canal through which solid waste is eliminated from the body.anal orifice fundament

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Science definitions for anus

anus

[ ānəs ]

The opening at the lower end of the digestive tract through which solid waste is excreted.

Related forms

anal adjective
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Culture definitions for anus

anus

[ (ay-nuhs) ]

The opening through which feces pass out of the body.


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