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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).

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NounEdit

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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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin orificium.

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NounEdit

orifice m (plural orifices)

  1. an orifice

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