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Definition of "flatus" [‖Fla•tus]

  • Gas generated in or expelled from the digestive tract, especially the stomach or intestines. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flatus" in a sentence
  • "•The primary components of gas (known as flatus, pronounced FLAY-tuss) are 5 odorless gases: nitrogen, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, methane, and oxygen."
  • "Orlistat use frequently results in adverse events including flatus, oily stools, fecal urgency or fecal incontinence, and abdominal pain, particularly among patients who do not follow the recommended low-fat diet."
  • "This would be enforced by the flatus police (former ICE and Border agents fired by Obama Momma when he removed the CONUS borders)."