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n. the opening at the lower end of the alimentary canal, through which the faeces are discharged. It opens out from the anal canal and is guarded by two sphincters. The anus is closed except during defecation. —analadj.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Medicine and Health.


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