cloaca: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (klō-ā'ku), [key]
— pl. -cae
    1. the common cavity into which the intestinal, urinary, and generative canals open in birds, reptiles, amphibians, many fishes, and certain mammals.
    2. a similar cavity in invertebrates.
  1. a sewer, esp. an ancient sewer.
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