Definition of flatus in English:

flatus

Syllabification: fla·tus
Pronunciation: /ˈflātəs
 
/

noun

formal
Gas in or from the stomach or intestines, produced by swallowing air or by bacterial fermentation.
More example sentences
  • Failure to pass flatus or feces suggests intestinal obstruction.
  • The bacterial activity also produces the C02 associated with increased flatus.
  • However, fever, nausea, increased flatus and chronic diarrhea with malabsorption may occur.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin, literally 'blowing', from flare 'to blow'.

More definitions of flatus

Definition of flatus in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day wiseacre
Pronunciation: ˈwīzˌākər
noun
a know-it-all…