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clo•a•ca



Pronunciation: (klō-ā'ku), [key]
n.,
pl. -caePronunciation: (-sē). [key]

1. Zool.
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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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