- the opening at the lower end of the alimentary canal, through which the solid refuse of digestion is excreted.
Origin of anus
or a·nu, an·yu
- 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
- the Akkadian god of heaven.
- a suffix occurring in scientific words of Latin origin: Platanus.
Origin of -anus
Examples from the Web for anus
Historical Examples of anus
Anus orange-coloured, and furnished with a bristle for oviposition.
Anus hercle huic indicium fecit de auro, perspicue palam est.Amphitryo, Asinaria, Aulularia, Bacchides, Captivi
Plautus Titus Maccius
Sixty hundred of the mounted Anus and Druhyus perished; sixty and six heroes fell before the righteous Sudas.
Without delay, Indra destroyed all the fortresses of the enemy, and divided the goods of the Anus in battle to the Tritsus.
Anus usually in the upper or oral half of the theca, and never aboral.
- the excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canalRelated adjective: anal
Word Origin for anus
- Babylonian myth the sky god
- Australian National University
"inferior opening of the alimentary canal," 1650s, from Old French anus, from Latin anus "ring, anus," from PIE root *ano- "ring." So called for its shape; cf. Greek daktylios "anus," literally "ring (for the finger)," from daktylos "finger."
- The opening at the lower end of the alimentary canal through which solid waste is eliminated from the body.anal orifice fundament
- The opening at the lower end of the digestive tract through which solid waste is excreted.
The opening through which feces pass out of the body.