orifice

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

orifice ‎(plural orifices)

  1. A mouth or aperture, 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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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin orificium.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

orifice m ‎(plural orifices)

  1. an orifice

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