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.

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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

anus
/ (ˈeɪnəs) /

noun

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 anuses

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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Scientific definitions for anuses

anus
[ ānəs ]

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

Other words from anus

anal adjective
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Cultural definitions for anuses

anus
[ (ay-nuhs) ]

The opening through which feces pass out of the body.

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