cloaca

noun clo·a·ca \ klō-ˈā-kə \

Definition of cloaca

plural cloacae play \-ˌkē, -ˌsē\
1 : 3sewer
2
[New Latin, from Latin]
: the common chamber into which the intestinal and urogenital tracts discharge especially in monotreme mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and elasmobranch fishes; also : a comparable chamber of an invertebrate
3 : cesspool 2

cloacal

play \-ˈā-kəl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of cloaca

Latin; akin to Greek klyzein to wash — more at clyster


Medical Dictionary

cloaca

noun clo·aca \ klō-ˈā-kə \

medical Definition of cloaca

plural cloacae play \-ˌkē, -ˌsē\
1 a : the common chamber into which the intestinal, urinary, and generative canals discharge especially in monotreme mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and elasmobranch fishes
b : 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

cloacal

play \-ˈā-kəl\ adjective

Learn More about cloaca

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of cloaca Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about cloaca


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