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Meaning of ORIFICE

Pronunciation:  'orufis

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an aperture or hole opening into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"

ORIFICE is a 7 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: opening, porta
 See Also: anus, aortic orifice, arse, arsehole, asshole, blastopore, cardia, cervix, cervix uteri, external orifice, fenestra, fontanel, fontanelle, introitus, mouth, naris, os, passage, passageway, porta hepatis, pylorus, rima, soft spot, spiracle, stoma, urethral orifice, uterine cervix, vent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Or"i*fice\, n. [F., from L. orificium; os, oris, a
mouth + facere to make. See {Oral}, and {Fact}.]
A mouth or aperture, as of a tube, pipe, etc.; an opening;
as, the orifice of an artery or vein; the orifice of a wound.

      Etna was bored through the top with a monstrous
      orifice.                                 --Addison.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Any opening in the body.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: aperture, broaching, cavity, chasm, check, clearing, cleft, crack, disclosure, fenestra, fistula, fontanel, foramen, gap, gape, gat, gulf, hiatus, hole, hollow, inlet, interval, lacuna, laying open, leak, opening, opening up, outlet, passageway, pore, slot, space, split, stoma, throwing open, uncorking, unstopping, vent, yawn