anuses

anus

[ey-nuhs]
noun, plural anuses. Anatomy.
the opening at the lower end of the alimentary canal, through which the solid refuse of digestion is excreted.

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

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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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