Flatuses
Flatus Fla"tus, n.; pl. E. {Flatuses}, L. {Flatus}. [L., fr. flare to blow.] 1. A breath; a puff of wind. --Clarke. [1913 Webster]

2. Gas generated in the stomach, intestine, or other cavities of the body. --Quincy. [1913 Webster]


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  • flatuses — n. accumulation of gas in the stomach or bowels that is expelled through the anus; puff of wind …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Flatus — Fla tus, n.; pl. E. {Flatuses}, L. {Flatus}. [L., fr. flare to blow.] 1. A breath; a puff of wind. Clarke. [1913 Webster] 2. Gas generated in the stomach, intestine, or other cavities of the body. Quincy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flatus — Fla tus, n.; pl. E. {Flatuses}, L. {Flatus}. [L., fr. flare to blow.] 1. A breath; a puff of wind. Clarke. [1913 Webster] 2. Gas generated in the stomach, intestine, or other cavities of the body. Quincy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flatus — /flay teuhs/, n., pl. flatuses. intestinal gas produced by bacterial action on waste matter in the intestines and composed primarily of hydrogen sulfide and varying amounts of methane. Also called gas. [1660 70; < NL; L: a blowing, breathing,… …   Universalium

  • flatus — noun /ˈfleɪtəs,ˈflætəs,ˈflætuːs/ a) Gas generated in the digestive tract. […] an incensed political surgeon, who is not in much renown for his mercy, upon great provocations: who, without waiting for his death, will flay and dissect him alive;… …   Wiktionary

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