orifice

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Middle English, 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; as,
    • the orifice of an artery or vein
    • the orifice of a wound

TranslationsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin orificium.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

orifice m (plural orifices)

  1. an orifice
Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 20:02