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n. pl. introitus
  1. The entrance into a canal or hollow organ, such as the vagina.
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Examples from the Web for introitus

Historical Examples of introitus

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

    Life Of Mozart, Vol. 3 (of 3)

    Otto Jahn

  • 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

  • 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