anus

anus

[ey-nuhs]

Origin:
1650–60; < Latin ānus ring, anus

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-anus

a suffix occurring in scientific words of Latin origin: Platanus.

Origin:
< Latin -ānus; see -an

añu

[ah-nyoo]
noun
1.
a twining herb, Tropaeolum tuberosum, of the nasturtium family, found in the Andes, having edible tubers and large flowers with yellow petals and red spurs.
2.
the tuber of this plant.
Also, anu, anyu.

Anu

[ah-noo]
noun
the Akkadian god of heaven.
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Anu (ˈɑːnuː)
 
n
Babylonian myth the sky god

ANU
 
abbreviation for
Australian National University

anus (ˈeɪnəs)
 
n
the excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canalRelated: anal
 
Related: anal
 
[C16: from Latin]

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anus
1650s, from O.Fr. anus, from L. anus "ring, anus," from PIE base *ano- "ring." So called form its form; cf. Gk. daktylios "anus," lit. "ring (for the finger)," from daktylos "finger."
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anus a·nus (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. Also called anal orifice, fundament.

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anus   (ā'nəs)  Pronunciation Key 
The opening at the lower end of the digestive tract through which solid waste is excreted.

anal adjective
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anus [(ay-nuhs)]

The opening through which feces pass out of the body.

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anus

terminal opening of the anal canal, the portion of the digestive tract through which fecal material is excreted. See also rectum.

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