Definition of cloaca
cloacaeplay \-ˌkē, -ˌsē\
cloacalplay \-ˈā-kəl\ adjective
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Male and female birds typically have a cloaca, or vent, which is an opening to their reproductive, digestive, and urinary systems.
The hognose snake (Heterodon platirhinos) of the eastern U.S. is famous for dangling its tongue limply from its mouth and leaking fluid out of its cloaca, its all-purpose hole.
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Medical Definition of cloaca
1a: the common chamber into which the intestinal, urinary, and generative canals discharge especially in monotreme mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and elasmobranch fishesb: the terminal part of the embryonic hindgut of a mammal before it divides into rectum, bladder, and genital precursors
2: a passage in a bone leading to a cavity containing a sequestrum
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