[ 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
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British Dictionary definitions for anuses
/ (ˈeɪnəs) /
the excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canalRelated adjective: anal
Word Origin for anus
C16: from Latin
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Medicine definitions for anuses
[ 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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Science definitions for anuses
[ ā′nəs ]
The opening at the lower end of the digestive tract through which solid waste is excreted.
Related formsanal adjective
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Culture definitions for anuses
[ (ay-nuhs) ]
The opening through which feces pass out of the body.
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