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Medical Term:

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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