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(pl. E. flatuses, L. flatus)
A reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus.  Synonyms: breaking wind, fart, farting, wind.

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"Flatus" Quotes from Famous Books

... anything to learn. Although the young musician remarks that these were compliments, he cannot help confessing that he likes to hear them; and of course one who likes to hear them does not wholly disbelieve them, but considers them something more than a mere flatus vocis. "Nobody here," Chopin writes exultingly, "will regard me as a pupil." Indeed, such was the reception he met with that it took him by surprise. "People wonder at me," he remarked soon after his arrival in Vienna, "and I wonder at ...
— Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician - Volume 1-2, Complete • Frederick Niecks

... belly and covering the organs contained in it, sometimes takes place. The general symptoms are similar to those of a commencing pericarditis. The local symptoms are those of pain, especially to pressure on side of the flanks and belly, distention of the latter, and sometimes the formation of flatus, or ...
— Special Report on Diseases of the Horse • United States Department of Agriculture

Words linked to "Flatus" :   wind, unconditioned reflex, instinctive reflex, reflex action, innate reflex, fart, flatus-relieving, reflex response, reflex, farting, breaking wind, physiological reaction, inborn reflex

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