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introitus in·tro·i·tus (ĭn-trō'ĭ-təs)
n. pl. introitus
The entrance into a canal or hollow organ, such as the vagina.

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  • The Kyrie is preceded by the introitus, beginning with a prayer for the departed.

  • A very old priest, whose features Tristan could not distinguish, began to chant the introitus, in deep long drawn notes.

    Under the Witches' Moon Nathan Gallizier
  • Francesco stood before the high altar among the monks and acolytes and read the introitus aloud in steady tones.

    The Hill of Venus Nathan Gallizier

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