latrine

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latrine

(lă-trēn′) [L. latrina, lavatrina, washroom]
A toilet, typically a large open receptacle excavated in the ground, often used in military settings.

pit latrine

A type of outdoor latrine, used where it is impractical to provide a standard, flushing-type toilet. The structure, which is excavated in the soil, may be manufactured and installed so that odors and flies are minimized.
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