noun, plural clo·a·cae [kloh-ey-see] /kloʊˈeɪ si/.
- the common cavity into which the intestinal, urinary, and generative canals open in birds, reptiles, amphibians, many fishes, and certain mammals.
- a similar cavity in invertebrates.
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OTHER WORDS FROM cloacaclo·a·cal, adjectivepre·clo·a·cal, adjective
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Ectoderm and entoderm in this region with the intervening mesodermal layer form the cloacal membrane (Fig. 21).The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity|George. S. Huntington
The supposed polyps would only form a cloacal system for the use of the sponge colony.Animal Parasites and Messmates|P. J. Van Beneden
On the intestine near the cloacal opening note a pair of glandular structures, the cca.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition|Vernon L. Kellogg
These muscles belong really to the muscles in connection with the Mllerian and Wolffian ducts and skin, not to the cloacal region.The Origin of Vertebrates|Walter Holbrook Gaskell
Its hind-end elongates till it comes into connection with, and opens into, the cloacal section of the hindgut.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour