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or·i·fice

 (ôr′ə-fĭs, ŏr′-)
n.
An opening, especially to a cavity or passage of the body; a mouth or vent.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin ōrificium : Latin ōs, ōr-, mouth; see ōs- in Indo-European roots + Latin -ficium, a making, doing (from facere, to make; see dhē- in Indo-European roots).]

or′i·fi′cial (-fĭsh′əl) adj.
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orifice

(ˈɒrɪfɪs)
n
chiefly Technical an opening or mouth into a cavity; vent; aperture
[C16: via French from Late Latin ōrificium, from Latin ōs mouth + facere to make]
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or•i•fice

(ˈɔr ə fɪs, ˈɒr-)

n.
an opening or aperture, as of a tube or pipe; a mouthlike opening or hole; mouth; vent.
[1535–45; < Middle French < Latin ōrificium=ōr- (s. of ōs) mouth + -fic-, comb. form of facere to make, do1]
or`i•fi′cial (-ˈfɪʃ əl) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.orifice - an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavityorifice - an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
vent - external opening of urinary or genital system of a lower vertebrate
blastopore - the opening into the archenteron
aortic orifice - the orifice from the lower left chamber of the heart to the aorta
stoma - a mouth or mouthlike opening (especially one created by surgery on the surface of the body to create an opening to an internal organ)
passageway, passage - a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass; "the nasal passages"
porta hepatis - opening for major blood vessels to enter and leave the liver
spiracle - a breathing orifice
mouth - the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening; "she wiped lipstick from her mouth"
os - a mouth or mouthlike opening
cervix uteri, uterine cervix, cervix - necklike opening to the uterus
fenestra - a small opening covered with membrane (especially one in the bone between the middle and inner ear)
cardia - the opening into the stomach and that part of the stomach connected to the esophagus
introitus - entrance or opening to a hollow organ or tube (especially the vaginal opening); "the introitus of the vagina"
external orifice, urethral orifice - the orifice through which urine is discharged
pylorus - a small circular opening between the stomach and the duodenum
anus - the excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canal
fontanel, fontanelle, soft spot - any membranous gap between the bones of the cranium in an infant or fetus
naris - any of the openings to the nasal cavities that allow air to flow through the cavities to the pharynx
rima - a narrow elongated opening or fissure between two symmetrical parts
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orifice

noun opening, space, hole, split, mouth, gap, rent, breach, vent, pore, rupture, aperture, cleft, chink, fissure, perforation, interstice Viruses get into the body via any convenient orifice.
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orifice

noun
An open space allowing passage:
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Translations

orifice

[ˈɒrɪfɪs] Norificio m
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orifice

[ˈɒrəfɪs] norifice m
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orifice

nÖffnung f
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orifice

[ˈɒrɪfɪs] norifizio
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or·i·fice

n. orificio, salida, boquete, abertura.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

orifice

n orificio
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References in periodicals archive ?
The police Highway Patrol Group, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and local governments (not just in Makati) must identify their personnel posted in strategic areas, and start firing the incompetent morons who can't tell a hole in the ground from a body orifice. I wonder what it's like in Makati on a stormy payday Friday.
"Boss" is the acronym for body orifice security scanner, which inmates must pass on their way into prison.
In jail it's the Body Orifice Security Scanner, a chair which can show whether an inmate has swallowed a phone or other banned item.
But he was concerned that the model wasn't 100 per cent plastic, so wouldn't necessarily beat the BOSS - body orifice security scanners.
Upon entering an open wound or body orifice of the victim, the fly's burrowing larvae feed on living tissue, often leading to the host's death.
It has a simple sack-like body, with no skeleton and just one body orifice. The nervous system of this original multicellular animal is organised in an elementary nerve net that is already capable of simple behaviour patterns.
"Prisons use a comprehensive range of robust searching and security measures to detect items of contraband such intelligence-led searches, body searches, use of x-ray machines, metal detectors and CCTV surveillance cameras, as well as body orifice scanners.
The devices have been dubbed the "BOSS beater by prisoners for their ability to get past the Body Orifice Security Scanner.
In Holme House Prison, he was found by a "body orifice scanning seat" to have a metal object on him.
Measures to detect phones include portable mobile phone signal detectors, body orifice security scanners and high sensitivity metal detecting wands which can detect internally concealed items such as mobile phones.
"Prisons work hard to keep mobile phones and other contraband out and detect any that are smuggled in by using body orifice scanning chairs, robust searches with specially trained dogs, and hand-held detectors.