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flatus

 [fla´tus]
1. gas or air in the gastrointestinal tract.
2. gas or air expelled through the anus.

fla·tus

(flā'tŭs),
Gas or air in the gastrointestinal tract that may be expelled through the anus.
[L. a blowing]

flatus

/fla·tus/ (fla´tus) [L.]
1. gas or air in the gastrointestinal tract.
2. gas or air expelled through the anus.

flatus

(flā′təs)
n.
Gas generated in or expelled from the digestive tract, especially the stomach or intestines.

flatus

[flā′təs]
Etymology: L, a blowing
air or gas in the intestine that is passed through the rectum. See also aerophagy.
A single expulsion of noxious gas per rectum; popularly called a fart

flatus

Medtalk noun Fart

fla·tus

(flā'tŭs)
Gas or air in the gastrointestinal tract that may be expelled through the anus.
[L. a blowing]

flatus

Gas discharged by way of the anus. The gas is a mixture of odourless nitrogen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen and methane, and a varying quantity of hydrogen sulphide, which is said to smell like rotten eggs. Hydrogen and methane are both inflammable, but the risk to non-smokers is small. The average person farts about 20 times a day.

Flatus

Gas or air in the digestive tract.
Mentioned in: Charcoal, Activated

fla·tus

(flā'tŭs)
Gas or air in the gastrointestinal tract that may be expelled through the anus.
[L. a blowing]

flatus

1. gas or air in the gastrointestinal tract.
2. gas or air expelled through the anus.