cloaca definition

  • noun:
    • A sewer or latrine.
    • Zoology the typical hole into that your abdominal, genital, and urinary tracts open in vertebrates eg fish, reptiles, birds, plus some ancient animals.
    • Zoology The posterior part of the digestive tract in a variety of invertebrates.
    • A sewer.
    • A privy.
    • the normal duct in seafood, reptiles, wild birds plus some ancient animals that serves as the rectum along with the vaginal opening.
    • A sewer.
    • A privy.
    • The common chamber into that the abdominal, urinary, and generative canals release in birds, reptiles, amphibians, and many fishes.
    • An underground conduit for drainage; a typical sewer: as, the cloaca maxima at Rome.
    • A sink; a privy.
    • [NL.] In zoology: In vertebrates, the enlarged cancellation associated with the anus or reduced bowel, creating a cavity initially in common with this for the allantois (in those creatures which may have an allantois) and permanently in common aided by the termination associated with the urogenital organs; the normal chamber into which the intestine, ureters, sperm-ducts, and oviducts available, in sundry fishes, in reptiles and birds, plus the ornithodelphous animals.
    • In invertebrates, the homologous or analogous and corresponding framework effecting sewerage of human anatomy: as in sponges, the most popular hole where interstitial canal-systems available; in holothurians, the respiratory tree (which see, under breathing).
    • In entomology: A cavity found in numerous insects at the end of the stomach, amongst the last dorsal and ventral segments, and receiving the extremity for the colon. Also called the rectogenital chamber. The cæcum, or dilatation for the posterior end for the intestine.
    • In ascidians, the most popular main hole into which available the atrial chambers of the many ascidiozooids of an ascidiarium.
    • [NL.] In pathology: In cases of necrosis, the orifice into the sound bone tissue leading to your inclosed dead bone tissue.
    • The union of rectum, kidney, and organs of generation in a standard outlet: a malformation resulting from arrest of development.
    • (zoology) the hole (in birds, reptiles, amphibians, many fish, and monotremes although not mammals) after the intestinal tract into which the abdominal, genital, and urinary tracts available
    • a waste pipe that carries away sewage or area water

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