AskDefine | Define meatus

Dictionary Definition

meatus n : a natural body passageway

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Noun

meatus (plural: meatus or meatuses)
  1. an opening or passage in the body

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Latin

Noun

meatus
  1. movement, course

Verb form

meatus
  1. perfect tense of meare

Extensive Definition

In anatomy, a meatus is a natural body opening or canal (Latin, 4th declension pl. meatus, or meatuses - often incorrectly meati).
Examples include:
meatus in Portuguese: Meato
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