Orifice
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. [1913 Webster]

Etna was bored through the top with a monstrous orifice. --Addison. [1913 Webster]


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  • orifice — [ ɔrifis ] n. m. • 1304; lat. orificium 1 ♦ Anat. Ouverture faisant communiquer un conduit, un organe avec une structure voisine ou avec l extérieur. ⇒ méat, pore; cloaque. 2 ♦ (1500) Ouverture qui fait communiquer une cavité naturelle ou… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • orifice — ORIFICE. s. m. Ouverture qui sert comme de bouche, ou d entrée à certaines parties du dedans du corps de l animal. L orifice de l estomac, l orifice superieur, l orifice inferieur, l orifice de la matrice, l orifice de la vessie. Il se dit aussi …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • orifice — (n.) 1540s, from M.Fr. orifice the opening of a wound (14c.), from L. orificium an opening, lit. mouth making, from os (gen. oris) mouth (see ORAL (Cf. oral)) + facere make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • orifice — *aperture, interstice …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • orifice — [n] opening aperture, cavity, crack, hole, mouth, outlet, slit, spout, vent, window; concept 513 …   New thesaurus

  • orífice — sustantivo masculino 1. Uso/registro: restringido. Artesano que trabaja el oro …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • orifice — Orifice, Os, Orificium …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • orífice — (Del lat. aurĭfex, ĭcis; de aurum, oro, y facĕre, hacer). m. Artífice que trabaja en oro …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • orifice — ► NOUN ▪ an opening, particularly one in the body such as a nostril. ORIGIN French, from Latin os mouth + facere make …   English terms dictionary

  • orifice — [ôr′ə fis, är′ə fis] n. [Fr < LL orificium < L os (gen. oris), a mouth (see ORAL) + ficere < facere, to make, DO1] a mouth or aperture of a tube, cavity, etc.; opening orificial [ôr′əfish′əl, är′əfish′əl] adj …   English World dictionary

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