Definition of Flatus

1. Noun. A reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus.




Definition of Flatus

1. n. A breath; a puff of wind.

Definition of Flatus

1. Noun. Gas generated in the digestive tract. ¹

2. Noun. Expulsion of such gas through the anus. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) Morbid inflation or swelling. ¹

4. Noun. (plural of flatus#English flatus) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flatus

1. intestinal gas [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Flatus

1. Origin: L, fr. Flare to blow. 1. A breath; a puff of wind. 2. Wind or gas generated in the stomach or other cavities of the body. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flatus

flatulated
flatulates
flatulating
flatulence tax
flatulence taxes
flatulences
flatulencies
flatulency
flatulent dyspepsia
flatulently
flatulogenic
flatuosity
flatuous
flatus (current term)
flatus-relieving
flatus enema
flatuses
flatware
flatwares
flatwash
flatwashes
flatways
flatwise
flatwork
flatworks
flatworm

Literary usage of Flatus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica: A Record of the Positive Effects of by Timothy Field Allen (1879)
"Much flatus discharged at night (thirty-first day); frequent discharges of flatus, which were always accompanied by some moisture (thirty-fifth clay) ..."

2. Homœopathic Therapeutics by Samuel Lilienthal (1890)
"meats, > by eating; abdomen distended with flatus and rush of blood to head; wakes up at night gasping for breath; sudden dyspnoea, temporarily > by eating; ..."

3. On Early English Pronunciation: With Special Reference to Shakespeare and by Alexander John Ellis, William Salesbury, Johann Andreas Schmeller, Francis James Child, Alexander Barclay, Johan Winkler (1874)
"Add voice to flatus or flatus to voice and the result is whisper ; thus ('f) = ('v) is whispered (f) or (v). In speaking in a so-called whisper, ..."

4. A German-English dictionary of terms used in medicine and the allied sciences by Hugo Lang, Bertram Abrahams (1905)
"Willens-einfluss, m. influence of the of flatus Wind-ansammlung, /. accumulation win Willens-erklarung, /. declaration of will Willens-freiheit, ..."

5. On Early English Pronunciation, with Especial Reference to Shakespeare and by Alexander John Ellis, Francis James Child, William Salesbury, Alexander Barclay, Johann Andreas Schmeller, Johan Winkler (1875)
"Add voice to flatus or flatus to voice and the result U whisper ... Add flatus sign to whisper sign, and the result is made to symbolise flatus only. ..."

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