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anus

the excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canal

anus

[′ā·nəs]
(anatomy)
The posterior orifice of the alimentary canal.
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The base of the cup was cephalad and the rim faced the anal orifice.
A method for absorbing leakage from an anus of a subject, comprising positioning a non-adhesive intergluteal absorbent pad external to the subject's anal orifice such that the pad is retained frictionally between the buttocks without an adhesive to attach the pad to the buttocks, so that discharge from the anus is absorbed by the absorbent material of the pad, This device has been patented by a researcher in Oregon.