HyperDic: orifice

English > 1 sense of the word orifice:
NOUNbodyorifice, opening, portaan aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity
orifice > pronunciation
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > orifice: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningAn aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity.
Example"the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
Synonymsopening, porta
NarroweranusThe excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canal
aortic orificeThe orifice from the lower left chamber of the heart to the aorta
blastoporeThe opening into the archenteron
cardiaThe opening into the stomach and that part of the stomach connected to the esophagus
cervix, uterine cervix, cervix uterinecklike opening to the uterus
fenestraA small opening covered with membrane (especially one in the bone between the middle and inner ear)
fontanelle, fontanel, soft spotAny membranous gap between the bones of the cranium in an infant or fetus
introitusentrance or opening to a hollow organ or tube (especially the vaginal opening)
mouthThe externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening
narisAny of the openings to the nasal cavities that allow air to flow through the cavities to the pharynx
osA mouth or mouthlike opening
porta hepatisopening for major blood vessels to enter and leave the liver
pylorusA small circular opening between the stomach and the duodenum
rimaA narrow elongated opening or fissure between two symmetrical parts
spiracleA breathing orifice
stomaA mouth or mouthlike opening (especially one created by surgery on the surface of the body to create an opening to an internal organ)
urethral orifice, external orificeThe orifice through which urine is discharged
ventexternal opening of urinary or genital system of a lower vertebrate
Broaderpassage, passagewayA path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass
Spanishabertura, orificio, porta, puerta
Catalanorifici, porta

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