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canal

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Noun canal has 3 senses
  1. canal - (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion
    --1 is a kind of
    channel
  2. duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - 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"
    --2 is a kind of passage, passageway
    --2 has parts: ampulla
    --2 has particulars:
     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
    Derived form: verb canalize2
  3. canal - long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation
    --3 is a kind of
    watercourse, waterway
    --3 has parts: lock, lock chamber; lockage
    --3 has particulars:
     Caledonian Canal; cut; industrial watercourse; raceway, race; ship canal, shipway; Grand Canal; Grand Canal; Cape Cod Canal; Erie Canal; New York State Barge Canal
    Derived forms: verb canal1, verb canalize1, verb canalize2, verb canalise1, verb canalise2
Verb canal has 1 sense
  1. canal, canalize, canalise - provide (a city) with a canal
    --1 is one way to supply, provide, render, furnish
    Derived forms: noun canalisation1, noun canalization1, noun canal3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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