orifice

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noun or·i·fice \ˈȯr-ə-fəs, ˈär-\

Definition of orifice

  1. :  an opening (such as a vent, mouth, or hole) through which something may pass an anatomical orifice the nozzle orifice the cone built up from the cinders around the eruption orifice — R. H. Mohlenbrock

orificial

play \ˌȯr-ə-ˈfi-shəl, ˌär-\ adjective

Examples of orifice in a sentence

  1. the mouth is a bodily orifice

Origin and Etymology 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


ORIFICE Defined for English Language Learners

orifice

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noun or·i·fice \ˈȯr-ə-fəs, ˈär-\

Definition of orifice for English Language Learners

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


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

orificial

\ˌȯr-ə-ˈfish-əl, ˌär-\play adjective


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