Definition of orifice in English:

orifice

noun

  • An opening, as of a pipe or tube, or one in the body, such as a nostril or the anus.

    • ‘Other landmarks used to guide resection are the right and left ureteral orifices and the bladder neck.’
    • ‘The level of the orifices of the coronary arteries in the sinuses of Valaslva varies in both the vertical and horizontal directions.’
    • ‘The ureteral orifices are located at the proximal borders of the trigone area.’
    • ‘The major orifice opposite the aulacophore is the anus, with the mouth somewhere near the ambulacrum.’
    • ‘Jordan's hands clasped over the inhaler and pressed the orifice of it and faced it to her mouth.’
    • ‘On the left there was an obstructing lesion noted at the orifice of the left upper lobe bronchus.’
    • ‘It had large, opaque eyes, no nose, and a lipless slit for a mouth with two small orifices on each side.’
    • ‘The anal canal ends at the anus, which is the external orifice, or opening, of the digestive tract.’
    • ‘Laparoscopy enables hernial orifices to be observed and tension-free mesh repair to be carried out effectively.’
    • ‘In addition, no diverticular orifices were identified.’
    • ‘Anatomists have applied the term cardia to that part of the stomach that lies around the orifice of the tubular esophagus.’
    • ‘Under the reconstruction favoured here, the right orifice is the mouth and the left the anus, implying a U-shaped gut.’
    • ‘Teeth are exempted from the requirement, as are incisions in or around natural body orifices.’
    • ‘The exophytic mass bulged from the roof of the left atrium between the atrial septum and the orifices of the pulmonary veins.’
    • ‘We even applied sunscreen to the nostrils, an orifice often overlooked by the uninitiated.’
    • ‘Hair is found on all parts of the skin except the palm and sole, and the oral, anal, and urogenital orifices.’
    • ‘During excretion, the urethral orifice below the bladder is opened and the urine passes through the urethra.’
    • ‘This helps the surgeon identify the ureteral orifices during bladder dissection and urethral bladder reanastomosis.’
    • ‘Epithelia are tissues lining the outer surface of the body, or the inner surface of organs which have a direct connection to one of the body's orifices.’
    • ‘The ureters, their resection margins, and internal orifices were free from tumor.’
    opening, hole, aperture, crack, slot, slit, cleft, cranny, chink, gap, space, vent, breach, break, rent, fissure, mouth, crevice, rift, perforation, pore
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

orifice

/ˈôrəfəs/