HyperDic: sphincter_ani

English > 1 sense of the expression sphincter ani:
NOUNbodysphincter ani, anal sphincter, musculus sphincter anithe sphincter muscle of the anus
English > sphincter ani: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe sphincter muscle of the anus.
Synonymsanal sphincter, musculus sphincter ani
Part ofanusThe excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canal
Partsmusculus sphincter ani externusAn external ring of striated muscle surrounding the anus
musculus sphincter ani internusAn internal ring of smooth muscle formed by circular fibers of the rectum
Broadersphincter, anatomical sphincter, sphincter muscleA ring of muscle that contracts to close an opening
Spanishesfinter anal, esfínter anal, esfínter del ano
Catalanesfínter anal, esfínter de l'anus

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