introitus

[ ĭn-trōĭ-təs ]

n. pl. introitus

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

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

  • 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