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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 Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Post and Telecommunications will ask Tokyo's Haneda and Narita airports to build restrooms for people with artificial anuses or urinary bladders, ministry officials said Thursday.
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Many of the fossils have unusual, quiltlike textures and lack obvious mouths, digestive tracts, or anuses. Adolf Seilacher of Tubingen University in Germany proposed in 1983 that the fossils represent massive unicellular organisms whose bodies were fluid-filled compartments arranged like the cells of an air mattress (SN: 7/8/95, p.