Pronunciation: (ā'nus), [key]
—pl. a•nus•es. Anat.
the opening at the lower end of the alimentary canal, through which the solid refuse of digestion is excreted. See diag. under intestine.
a suffix occurring in scientific words of Latin origin: Platanus.
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