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 for cloaca
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cloaca \Clo"a"ca\, n.; pl. Cloac[ae]. [L.]
     1. A sewer; as, the Cloaca Maxima of Rome.
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     2. A privy.
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     3. (Anat.) The common chamber into which the intestinal,
        urinary, and generative canals discharge in birds,
        reptiles, amphibians, and many fishes.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: (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: a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water [syn:
         sewer, sewerage, cloaca]

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