HyperDic: cloaca

English > 2 senses of the word cloaca:
NOUNbodycloaca(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
artifactcloaca, sewer, seweragea waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water
English > cloaca: 2 senses > noun 1, body
Meaning(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.
Categoryzoology, zoological scienceThe branch of biology that studies animals
Broadercavity, bodily cavity, cavum(anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus / sinus within the body
Spanishcloaca
Catalancloaca
English > cloaca: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water.
Synonymssewer, sewerage
Part ofsewage system, sewer system, sewage worksfacility consisting of a system of sewers for carrying off liquid and solid sewage
Broaderdrain, drainpipe, waste pipeA pipe through which liquid is carried away
Spanishalcantarillado, alcantarilla, cloaca
Catalanclavegueram, claveguera

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