cloaca cloaca

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (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
  2. (n) a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water

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News

  • Veterinarian removes lodged fish hooks from sea turtle

    A veterinarian performed surgery on a rescued endangered green sea turtle Thursday, removing two fishing hooks from its throat and cloaca, with help of SeaWorld Orlando's Aquarium team.
    on October 26, 2013     Source: Florida Today

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  • ...these fluffy protestations of love have to do with the dark voyages of sex, the blindness of lust, the tormenting passions of jealousy, unrequital and betrayal, the uproar of aroused genitalia and what Samuel Beckett called "the cloaca of...
    on Feb 13, 2009 By: Samuel Beckett Source: Independent

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