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ANUS (anus)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does anus mean? 

ANUS (noun)
  The noun ANUS has 1 sense:

1. excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canal

  Familiarity information: ANUS used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ANUS (noun)


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Meaning:

Excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

anus; arsehole; arse; asshole

Hypernyms ("anus" is a kind of...):

opening; orifice; porta (an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity)

Meronyms (parts of "anus"):

anal sphincter; musculus sphincter ani; sphincter ani (the sphincter muscle of the anus)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "anus"):

imperforate anus (a congenital defect of the anus; there is partial or complete obstruction of the anal opening)

Holonyms ("anus" is a part of...):

rectum (the terminal section of the alimentary canal; from the sigmoid flexure to the anus)


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