HyperDic: canal

English > 4 senses of the word canal:
NOUNobjectcanal(astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels
bodycanal, duct, epithelial duct, channela bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance
artifactcanallong and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation
VERBpossessioncanal, canalize, canaliseprovide (a city) with a canal
canal > pronunciation
RhymesAl / AL ... Vidal: 17 rhymes with ael...
English > canal: 4 senses > noun 1, object
Meaning(astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion.
Categoryastronomy, uranologyThe branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
BroaderchannelA deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger / larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels
Spanisharteria, canal
English > canal: 4 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningA bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance.
Example "the alimentary canal"
Synonymsduct, epithelial duct, channel
PartsampullaThe dilated portion of a canal or duct especially of the semicircular canals of the ear
NarrowerHaversian canalAny of the many tiny canals that contain blood vessels and connective tissue and that form a network in bone
alimentary canal, alimentary tract, digestive tube, digestive tract, gastrointestinal tract, GI tracttubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus
bronchioleAny of the smallest bronchial ducts
canal of Schlemm, Schlemm's canal, sinus venosus scleraeA circular canal in the eye that drains aqueous humor from the anterior chamber of the eye into the anterior ciliary veins
canaliculusA small canal or duct / duct as in some bones and parts of plants
cartilaginous tubeA duct with cartilaginous walls
cerebral aqueduct, Sylvian aqueduct, aqueductus cerebriA canal connecting the third and fourth ventricles
cervical canal, canalis cervicis uteriA spindle-shaped canal extending from the uterus to the vagina
common bile duct, bile ductA duct formed by the hepatic and cystic ducts
ductule, ductulusA very small duct
ejaculatory ductA part of the seminal duct formed by the duct from the seminal vesicle and the vas deferens
epididymisA convoluted tubule in each testis
hepatic ductThe duct that drains bile from the liver
inguinal canal, canalis inguinalisoblique passage through the lower abdominal wall
lacrimal duct, lachrymal duct, tear ductAny of several small ducts that carry tears from the lacrimal glands
lactiferous ductducts of the mammary gland that carry milk to the nipple
lymph vessel, lymphatic vesselA vascular duct that carries lymph which is eventually added to the venous blood circulation
nasolacrimal ductA duct that carries tears from the lacrimal sac to the nasal cavity
pancreatic ductA duct connecting the pancreas with the intestine
poreAny small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal
salivary ductA duct through which saliva passes from the salivary gland into the mouth
seminal ductThe efferent duct of the testis in man
spinal canal, vertebral canal, canalis vertebralisThe canal in successive vertebrae through which the spinal cord passes
umbilical cord, umbilicalmembranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta
ureterEither of a pair of thick-walled tubes that carry urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder
urethraduct through which urine is discharged in most mammals and which serves as the male genital duct
vaginaThe lower part of the female reproductive tract
vas deferens, ductus deferensA duct that carries spermatozoa from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct
venous sinus, sinusA wide channel containing blood
Broaderpassage, passagewayA path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass
Spanishcanal, conducto, vía
Catalancanal, via
English > canal: 4 senses > noun 3, artifact
Meaninglong and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation.
InstancesCaledonian CanalA canal in northern Scotland that links North Sea with the Atlantic Ocean
Caloosahatchee CanalA canal that connects Lake Okeechobee with the Caloosahatchee River in southern Florida to form part of the Cross-Florida Waterway
Cape Cod CanalA canal connecting Cape Cod Bay with Buzzards Bay
Erie CanalAn artificial waterway connecting the Hudson river at Albany with Lake Erie at Buffalo
Grand CanalAn inland waterway 1000 miles long in eastern China
Grand CanalThe major waterway in Venice, Italy
New York State Barge CanalA system of canals crossing New York State and connecting the Great Lakes with the Hudson River and Lake Champlain
Partslock, lock chamberenclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water level
lockageA system of locks in a canal or waterway
NarrowercutA canal made by erosion or excavation
industrial watercourseA canal that is operated by one or more industries
raceway, raceA canal for a current of water
ship canal, shipwayA canal large enough for seagoing vessels
Broaderwatercourse, waterwayA conduit through which water flows
Spanishcanal de navegación, canal
Verbscanal, canalize, canaliseprovide (a city) with a canal
English > canal: 4 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningProvide (a city) with a canal.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymscanalize, canalise
Broadersupply, provide, render, furnishGive something useful or necessary to
Nounscanallong and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation
canalization, canalisationthe production of a canal or a conversion to canals

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