[ ey-nuhs ]
/ 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.
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Origin of anus
First recorded in 1650–60, anus is from the Latin word ānus ring, anus
Definition for anus (2 of 2)
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
/ (ˈeɪnəs) /
the excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canalRelated adjective: anal
Word Origin for anus
C16: from Latin
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Medical definitions for anus
[ ā′nəs ]
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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Scientific definitions for anus
[ ā′nəs ]
The opening at the lower end of the digestive tract through which solid waste is excreted.
Other words from anusanal adjective
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Cultural definitions for anus
[ (ay-nuhs) ]
The opening through which feces pass out of the body.
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