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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A medieval servant or household officer often of high rank in charge of serving the dishes at table and sometimes of seating and tasting. Also: The common chamber into which the intestinal, urinary, and generative canals discharge in birds, reptiles, amph

Usage examples (25)
  • The rate of infectivity in terms of mortality was as follows: E. aerogenes and E. cloacae (94.3%); B. cereus
  • Aerobacter cloacae has been isolated and may be responsible in part for increases in the content of riboflavin and niacin in ogi.
  • There exist in the mud of marshes, rivers and cloacae, &c., however, other anaerobic bacteria which decompose cellulose, probably hydrolysing it first and then splitting...
  • "There are multiple shots of moribund chickens with ailments ranging from broken limbs to abscessed cloacae to illness so severe the birds are unable to open their eyes... for more
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