[ UK /ˈɒɹɪfɪs/ ]
[ US /ˈɔɹəfəs/ ]
NOUN
  1. an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity
    the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart
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How To Use orifice In A Sentence

  • The sound of the human whistle, like that in the most primitive instrumental forms - a whistle fashioned from a hollow tube of wood or straw - is made by the turbulence generated in an airstream at the narrow orifice formed by pursing the lips.
  • This helps the surgeon identify the ureteral orifices during bladder dissection and urethral bladder reanastomosis.
  • The eyes bulge, the lips distort and foul-smelling gases ooze from every orifice.
  • On the left there was an obstructing lesion noted at the orifice of the left upper lobe bronchus.
  • The level of the orifices of the coronary arteries in the sinuses of Valaslva varies in both the vertical and horizontal directions.
  • Of these parts one is termed the hystera or delphys, whence is derived the word adelphos, and the other part, the tube or orifice, is termed metra. The History of Animals
  • (If you imagine a vertical line connecting the two orifices, the duodenum sits very roughly at the midpoint; on the other hand, if you consider the actual route that food takes through the entire twisting length of the digestive system, then the duodenum is actually much closer to the mouth than to the anus.) Matthew Yglesias » Stay Classy, Conservative Blogosphere
  • If the positions of cylinder and piston be reversed, the piston pointing vertically upward and the sand "bled" into an orifice in or through it, the void caused by the outflow of this sand would be filled by sand displaced by the piston pressing upward rather than by sand from above. Pressure, Resistance, and Stability of Earth American Society of Civil Engineers: Transactions, Paper No. 1174, Volume LXX, December 1910
  • After sundry caresses between the two parties, during which they exhibit an animation quite foreign to them at other times, one of the snails unfolds from the right side of its neck, where the generative orifice is situated, a wide sacculus, which, by becoming everted, displays a sharp dagger-like spiculum, or dart, attached to its walls. Plain facts for old and young : embracing the natural history and hygiene of organic life.
  • Experimentally, a few milliliters of a volatile liquid are placed in a stoppered flask containing a small orifice.
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