noun, plural fla·tus·es.
Origin of flatus
Related Words for flatuswisp, whiff, hint, fume, odor, aroma, breath, puff, scent, sigh, smell, pull, draw, emanation, gust, flurry, waft, drag, draft, smoke
Examples from the Web for flatus
Historical Examples of flatus
There should be proper control of flatus and motions from the date of operation.
Not that they may not be more than names (flatus vocis), but that they are nothing less than names.Tragic Sense Of Life
Miguel de Unamuno
Relief is obtained both from the pain and from the sense of distension by expulsion of flatus.
His stomach was a good deal disturbed, and the bowels were soon distended with flatus.
Much distress is occasioned by abdominal distension from flatus, which develops with remarkable rapidity.
noun plural -tuses
Word Origin for flatus
1660s, from Latin flatus "a blowing," from flare "to blow" (see blow (v.1)).