Human anus

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Female and male anus.jpg
The anus o a female (left, wi prominent perineal raphe) an a male (richt).
TA A05.7.05.013
FMA 15711
Anatomical terminology

The human anus (frae Laitin anus meanin "raing", "circle")[1][2] is the freemit openin o the rectum. Twa sphincters control the exit o faeces frae the bouk during an act o defecation, which is the primar function o the anus.

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  1. Martim de Albuquerque (1873). Notes and Queries. Original from the University of Michigan: Oxford University Press. p. 119. 
  2. Edward O'Reilly, John O'Donovan (1864). An Irish-English Dictionary. Original from Oxford University: J. Duffy. p. 7.