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cloaca

Pronunciation: klo-a'ka

Definition:

  1. In early embryos, the endodermally lined chamber into which the hindgut and allantois empty.
  2. In birds and monotremes, the common chamber into which open the hindgut, bladder, and genital ducts.

[L. sewer]

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