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.
    More 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'.

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