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canal

Pronunciation: /kəˈnæl/

Translation of canal in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 (for transport, irrigation) canal (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Keeping enough water in the canal to guarantee ships passage has become a problem.
    • Many canals, inland waterways and towpaths were open for walkers and other visitors while many English Heritage and National Trust sites were open across the region.
    • The surrounding countryside is flat and almost treeless, but there is some greenery thanks to the complex of irrigation canals that feed water from the Euphrates River and other waterways.
  • 2 [Anatomy/Anatomía] canal (masculine) the alimentary canal el tubo or canal digestivo the birth canal el canal del parto
    Example sentences
    • Each cord maintains its connection with the abdominal cavity via the canal, whence the vas joins the urinary tract below the bladder.
    • Between the vestibular and tympanic canals lies the cochlear duct.
    • This canal is the top canal of the inner ear so it is actually right under the brain.

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