orifice

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

orifice ‎(plural orifices)

  1. A mouth or aperture, such as of a tube, pipe, etc.; an opening.
    the orifice of an artery or vein;   the orifice of a wound;   the vagina and other orifices

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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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