Anuses



the opening at the lower end of the alimentary canal, through which the solid refuse of digestion is excreted.
noun
the excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canal related adjective anal
n.

“inferior opening of the alimentary canal,” 1650s, from Old French anus, from Latin anus “ring, anus,” from PIE root *ano- “ring.” So called for its shape; cf. Greek daktylios “anus,” literally “ring (for the finger),” from daktylos “finger.”

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

anal adjective
anus [(ay-nuhs)]

The opening through which feces pass out of the body.

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