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orifice Line breaks: ori|fice
Pronunciation: /ˈɒrɪfɪs/

Definition of orifice in English:


An opening, particularly one in the body such as a nostril or the anus.
Example sentences
  • On the left there was an obstructing lesion noted at the orifice of the left upper lobe bronchus.
  • Jordan's hands clasped over the inhaler and pressed the orifice of it and faced it to her mouth.
  • The ureteral orifices are located at the proximal borders of the trigone area.


Late Middle English: from French, from late Latin orificium, from os, or- 'mouth' + facere 'make'.

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