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  Definition of canal
  1. long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation
  2. a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake''s fangs"
  3. (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion
  4. provide (a city) with a canal
Similar Words: duct, epithelial duct, channel, canalize, canalise

 

Hyponyms: Caledonian Canal, cut, industrial watercourse, raceway, race, ship canal, shipway, Grand Canal, Cape Cod Canal, Erie Canal, New York State Barge Canal, pore, spinal canal, vertebral canal, canalis vertebralis, ductule, ductulus, canaliculus, canal of Schlemm, Schlemm's canal, sinus venosus sclerae, venous sinus, sinus, lacrimal duct, lachrymal duct, tear duct, nasolacrimal duct, Haversian canal, hepatic duct, inguinal canal, canalis inguinalis, common bile duct, bile duct, pancreatic duct, lymph vessel, lymphatic vessel, salivary duct, cerebral aqueduct, Sylvian aqueduct, aqueductus cerebri, ureter, urethra, cervical canal, canalis cervicis uteri, umbilical cord, vagina, epididymis, vas deferens, ductus deferens, seminal duct, ejaculatory duct, cartilaginous tube, bronchiole, alimentary canal, alimentary tract, digestive tube, digestive tract, gastrointestinal tract, GI tract, lactiferous duct

 

Derivational Morphology: canalize, canalise, channel, transmit, transfer, transport, channelize, channelise, canalization, canalisation

 

Anagrams: Calan

 

 
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