Origin of orifice
Examples from the Web for orifice
They can corrode through whatever human tissue they contact if swallowed or stuck into an orifice, sometimes in a matter of hours.Kids Eat the Darndest Things: Laundry Pods, Teething Necklaces, and More Of The Weirdest Stuff Sending Kids to the E.R.|Russell Saunders|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You can read about the film's various sex scenes and orifice exploration right here.The Best of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival: ‘Frank,’ ‘Web Junkie,’ Anna Kendrick, and More|Marlow Stern|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fasting in Islam means not putting anything in any orifice of the body.
Sound of a subterranean roar, with a blast at the orifice, informed her of their 'very deep happiness in the privilege.'One of Our Conquerors, Complete|George Meredith
Rostrum and mentum absent; mouth represented by a minute orifice between the second pair of feet.
The eschar had the same character; a little fluid was again evacuated and the caustic applied to the orifice as before.
But a flaming pellet streaked out of its orifice before it was jerked back.Slaves of Mercury|Nat Schachner
Thus it appears that past an orifice or constriction 0.5 mm.
British Dictionary definitions for orifice
Word Origin for orifice
Word Origin and History for orifice
early 15c., from Middle French orifice "the opening of a wound" (14c.) and directly from Latin orificium "an opening," literally "mouth-making," from os (genitive oris) "mouth" (see oral) + facere "make" (see factitious). Related: Orificial.