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orifice


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Orifice  \Or"i*fice\,  n.  [F.,  from  L.  orificium  os  oris,  a 
  mouth  +  facere  to  make  See  {Oral},  and  {Fact}.] 
  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. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Etna  was  bored  through  the  top  with  a  monstrous 
  orifice.  --Addison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  orifice 
  n  :  an  aperture  or  hole  opening  into  a  bodily  cavity;  "the 
  orifice  into  the  aorta  from  the  lower  left  chamber  of  the 
  heart"  [syn:  {opening}] 




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