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orifice

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noun or·i·fice \ˈȯr-ə-fəs, ˈär-\

Simple Definition of orifice

  • : a hole or opening and especially one in your body (such as your mouth, ear, nostril, etc.)

Full Definition of orifice

  1. :  an opening (as a vent, mouth, or hole) through which something may pass

or·i·fi·cial play \ˌȯr-ə-ˈfi-shəl, ˌär-\ adjective

Examples of orifice

  1. <the mouth is a bodily orifice>



Origin of orifice

Middle English, from Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French, from Late Latin orificium, from Latin or-, os mouth + facere to make, do — more at oral, do


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

orifice

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noun or·i·fice \ˈȯr-ə-fəs, ˈär-\

Medical Definition of orifice

  1. :  an opening through which something may pass

  2. or·i·fi·cial \ˌȯr-ə-ˈfish-əl, ˌär-\play adjective





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