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Definition of Canal

Canal

  1. An artificial channel filled with water and designed for navigation, or for irrigating land, etc.
  2. A tube or duct; as, the alimentary canal; the semicircular canals of the ear.
  3. A long and relatively narrow arm of the sea, approximately uniform in width; -- used chiefly in proper names; as, Portland Canal; Lynn Canal.

Canal Quotations

As was to be expected, the discovery of the nervous apparatus of the salivary glands immediately impelled physiologists to seek a similar apparatus in other glands lying deeper in the digestive canal.
Ivan Pavlov

New York State is giant and has some of the most beautiful landscape on the Eastern seaboard. There is so much history in New York State, from the Erie Canal to the Catskills, the birth of American stand-up comedy.
Adam Savage

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
Ronald Reagan

The digestive canal represents a tube passing through the entire organism and communicating with the external world, i.e. as it were the external surface of the body, but turned inwards and thus hidden in the organism.
Ivan Pavlov

We inherit every one of our genes, but we leave the womb without a single microbe. As we pass through our mother's birth canal, we begin to attract entire colonies of bacteria. By the time a child can crawl, he has been blanketed by an enormous, unseen cloud of microorganisms - a hundred trillion or more.
Michael Specter
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Canal Translations

canal in Afrikaans is kanaal
canal in Danish is kanal
canal in Dutch is wijk, gracht, vaart, kanaal
canal in Finnish is kanava
canal in French is canal
canal in German is Kanal
canal in Hungarian is csatorna
canal in Italian is canale
canal in Norwegian is kanal
canal in Spanish is canal, almenara
canal in Swedish is kanal
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