noun, plural a·nus·es. Anatomy.
Origin of anus
Definition for anus (2 of 4)
or a·nu, an·yu
Origin of añu
Definition for anus (3 of 4)
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Origin of -anus
Examples from the Web for anus
Anus posterior, median; anterior tentacles, atrophied; foot broad.
Anus hercle huic indicium fecit de auro, perspicue palam est.Amphitryo, Asinaria, Aulularia, Bacchides, Captivi|Plautus Titus Maccius
Anus nearly always terminal, rarely dorsal, at a little distance from end of body.
Anus orange-coloured, and furnished with a bristle for oviposition.
Sixty hundred of the mounted Anus and Druhyus perished; sixty and six heroes fell before the righteous Sudas.The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6)|Max Duncker
British Dictionary definitions for anus (1 of 3)
Word Origin for anus
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Word Origin and History for anus
"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."
Medicine definitions for anus
n. pl. a•nus•es
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Culture definitions for anus
The opening through which feces pass out of the body.