cloaca

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cloaca \Clo"a"ca\, noun; pl. {Cloac[ae]}. [L.]

1. A sewer; as, the Cloaca Maxima of Rome.

2. A privy.

3. (Anat.) The common chamber into which the intestinal, urinary, and generative canals discharge in birds, reptiles, amphibians, and many fishes.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

cloaca

noun

1: (zoology) the cavity (in birds, reptiles, amphibians, most fish, and monotremes but not mammals) at the end of the digestive tract into which the intestinal, genital, and urinary tracts open

2: a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water [syn: {sewer}, {sewerage}, {cloaca}]


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