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canal
1. An artificial waterway constructed for use by shipping, for irrigation, or for recreational use.

A canal may take in parts of natural rivers along its course.

2. In astronomy, an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion.
3. A bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance.
4. An anatomical tube in the body, or a tube-shaped passage in the body, carrying air, liquids, or semisolid materials.
5. Etymology: from Latin canalis, "pipe, groove, channel"; from canna, "reed"

Originally it was "a pipe for liquid", its sense was changed in about 1673 to "artificial waterway".

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(Latin: ring, an iron ring for the feet; circle; (so called because of its form); usually the posterior opening of the alimentary canal through which undigested food is voided; the anus)
(Greek > Latin: membrane lining the central canal of the spinal cord and the ventricles of the brain including cells and cellular membranes)
(Latin: opening or passageway in the body, bodily opening or canal; to go, to pass, passage)
(Greek: pharynx [the alimentary canal between the palate and the esophagus]; part of the neck or throat)
(Greek: urinary canal)
(Latin: originally, "sheath, scabbard, the husk of grain"; in medical science, the vagina or lowest part of the female genital tract, the canal that leads from the vulva to the uterus)
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hernial canal
A canal giving passage to a hernia.
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hypoglossal canal
The passageway for the hypoglossal nerve in the occipital bone (bone that forms the rear and the rear bottom of the skull).
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infundibular canal
A pathway from the mantle cavity through the funnel for water in cephalopods.
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pyloric canal, canalis pyloricus
A short canal or opening between the stomach and the small intestine which is primarily consisting of muscle which can become too narrow, in some circumstances.

When the canal becomes too narrow, food and liquids may not be able to pass and this can result in symptoms easily feeling full, odorous belching, or nausea and vomiting.

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spinal canal
Vertebral canal containing spinal cord.
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tentacular canal (s) (noun), tentacular canals (pl)
A passage that extends into the elongated, flexible, arm-like extensions of an animal: Some invertebrates have tentacular canals in their tentacles; such as, "jellyfish" which are free-swimming marine animals consisting of umbrella-shaped bodies with trailing tentacles; and it should be noted that these soft-bodied animals are not fish.
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canal
A groove; an artificial waterway.

"The Panama canal connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans."

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alimentary canal
1. The gut or digestive system in an insect.
2. A tube adapted for digestion, through which food passes.

It is a complex organ, consisting of the mouth cavity, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, and the small and large intestines.

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auditory canal
The tube leading from the outer ear opening to the eardrum.
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