Flatus



[fley-tuh s] /ˈfleɪ təs/

noun, plural flatuses.
1.
intestinal gas produced by bacterial action on waste matter in the intestines and composed primarily of hydrogen sulfide and varying amounts of methane.
/ˈfleɪtəs/
noun (pl) -tuses
1.
gas generated in the alimentary canal
n.

1660s, from Latin flatus “a blowing,” from flare “to blow” (see blow (v.1)).

flatus fla·tus (flā’təs)
n.
Gas generated in or expelled from the digestive tract, especially from the stomach or intestines.

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