noun, plural fla·tus·es.
Origin of flatus
Examples from the Web for flatus
The plebs plebis think that the cause is wind or flatus, and that they get rid of the ague by belching.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Creighton
It should be clear, because "turbida impinguat, flatus gignit, atque brevem spiritum efficit."Odd Bits of History|Henry W. Wolff
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.
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
noun plural -tuses
Word Origin for flatus
1660s, from Latin flatus "a blowing," from flare "to blow" (see blow (v.1)).