orifice

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin orificium (an opening, literally the making of a mouth), compound of os (mouth) + facio (to make)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

orifice (plural orifices)

  1. 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

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin orificium.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

orifice m (plural orifices)

  1. an orifice

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