Definition of anus in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈeɪnəs/


Anatomy & Zoology
The opening at the end of the alimentary canal through which solid waste matter leaves the body.
Example sentences
  • This is one of two muscles that control the opening of the anus.
  • The large intestine or large bowel consists of the colon and the section before the anus, the rectum.
  • The rectum, at the end of the colon, is where faeces collect before they are expelled through the anus as a bowel movement.


Late Middle English: from Latin, originally 'a ring'.

Words that rhyme with anus

Coriolanus, heinous, Janus, Punta Arenas, Silvanus

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