opening to the outside of the body through which feces are discharged; the excretory opening of the rectum, the final one or one and a half inches of the rectum often confused with the rectum itself; the outlet of the gastrointestinal tract; the excremental orifice. The anus comprises both involuntary and voluntary sphincter muscles which relax to allow defecation or penile insertion during anal intercourse. See anus [SYN] for synonyms.
Etymology: Derived from the Latin word for ring ; dates back to the 15 th century. Plural: anuses.
(2) Script-person (Hilary Gilford) and actress Nicole Springer (Catherine Keener) talking about Chad Palomino (James LeGros) in Living in Oblivion (1994):
-- Script: ' He's wonderful, isn't he? (...) I wonder what his sign is. Do you know, Nicole? '
-- Nicole: 'I don't know his sign, but I think his moon is in Uranus.' (Meaning: your anus.)