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clo·a·ca

 (klō-ā′kə)
n. pl. clo·a·cae (-sē′)
1. A sewer or latrine.
2. Zoology
a. The common cavity that serves as the opening for the intestinal, genital, and urinary tracts in many vertebrates, including amphibians, reptiles, birds, monotremes, and some fishes.
b. The posterior part of the intestinal tract in various invertebrates.

[Latin cloāca, sewer, canal.]

clo·a′cal (-kəl) adj.

cloaca

(kləʊˈeɪkə)
n, pl -cae (-kiː)
1. (Zoology) a cavity in the pelvic region of most vertebrates, except higher mammals, and certain invertebrates, into which the alimentary canal and the genital and urinary ducts open
2. a sewer
[C18: from Latin: sewer; related to Greek kluzein to wash out]
cloˈacal, cloˈacaline, ˌcloaˈcinal adj

clo•a•ca

(kloʊˈeɪ kə)

n., pl. -cae (-sē).
1.
a. the common cavity into which the intestinal, urinary, and generative canals open in birds, reptiles, amphibians, many fishes, and certain mammals.
b. a similar cavity in invertebrates.
2. a sewer, esp. an ancient sewer.
[1650–60; < Latin clo(u)āca, cluāca sewer, drain]
clo•a′cal, adj.

clo·a·ca

(klō-ā′kə)
The body cavity into which the intestinal, urinary, and genital canals empty in birds, reptiles, amphibians, most fish, and the primitive mammals known as monotremes. The cloaca has an opening for expelling its contents from the body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cloaca - (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
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
2.cloaca - a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface watercloaca - a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water
drainpipe, waste pipe, drain - a pipe through which liquid is carried away
sewage system, sewage works, sewer system - facility consisting of a system of sewers for carrying off liquid and solid sewage
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John Lateran, the Campagna, the Appian Way, the Seven Hills, the Baths of Caracalla, the Claudian Aqueduct, the Cloaca Maxima--the eternal bore designed the Eternal City, and unless all men and books do lie, he painted every thing in it
After working an hour I began to speculate on the distance one had to go before the cloaca was reached, the chances we had of missing it altogether.
failure of cloacal septation resulting in a common cloaca, breakdown of cloacal membrane resulting in omphalocele and exstrophy or incomplete vertebral fusion resulting in open neural defects.
Turtles can also sometimes achieve a limited amount of respiration via the cloaca 6 hence the popular myth that turtles breathe through their rear ends.
Se registraron los siguientes datos morfometricos (X [+ o -] DS), longitud hocicocloaca (LHC) y longitud total (LT) en mm y peso (g) y se compararon mediante una prueba t de Student; tambien se observo la coloracion de los ejemplares y el dimorfismo sexual expresado en el abultamiento de la region de la cloaca.
Para Orr (1986) o intestino delgado, geralmente, e mais enrolado do que nos anfibios enquanto o intestino grosso e reto e esvazia-se na cloaca.
Back to the drawing board (or lavatory) for Wim Delvoye and Cloaca ["Eater's Digest," September 2001].
So the old-fashioned method of vent sexing--which involves turning the bird's cloaca inside out and looking for the male sex organ--is rapidly being replaced by DNA testing.
A cotton swab was inserted into its cloaca and no obstruction or papillomatous lesions were detected.
El Departamento de Justicia de los Estados Unidos destapo la cloaca de corrupcion en el otorgamiento de millonarios contratos de CFE a empresas extranjeras.
En general son de talla grande, los machos tienen una longitud de la punta de la nariz a la cloaca de 100mm (Mulcahy y Mendelson 2000).
Observou-se que as gonadas sao supridas pelas arterias testiculares, ramos diretos da aorta dorsal, enquanto o penis e nutrido pela arteria peniana, originaria da arteria iliaca interna e a cloaca pela arteria cloacal, ramo da arteria iliaca comum.