Definitions for orificeˈɔr ə fɪs, ˈɒr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

or•i•ficeˈɔr ə fɪs, ˈɒr-(n.)

  1. an opening or aperture, as of a tube or pipe; a mouthlike opening or hole; mouth; vent.

Origin of orifice:

1535–45; < MF < L ōrificium=ōr- (s. of ōs) mouth +-fic-, comb. form of facere to make, do1

or`i•fi′cial-ˈfɪʃ əl(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. orifice, opening, porta(noun)

    an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity

    "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"

Wiktionary

  1. orifice(Noun)

    A mouth or aperture, as of a tube, pipe, etc.; an opening; as,

  2. Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin orificium, compound of os + facere

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