orifice meaning

Pronunciation:   "orifice" in a sentence
  • Noun: orifice  orufis
    1. An aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity
      "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
      - opening, porta

    Derived forms: orifices

    Type of: passage, passageway

    Encyclopedia: Orifice

  • [Electronics]
    An opening or window, such as that in a loudspeaker enclosure or waveguide, through which energy is transmitted.

  • [Medicine]
    n : an opening through which something may pass — or·i·fi·cial adj


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  1. the tumor may prolapse through the orifice.
  2. the valve shown has a pilot and a bleed orifice.
  3. the concentric orifice is most frequently used type.
  4. the density p is that of the fluid escaping from the orifice.
  5. the beltless machine, sometimes called a "fixed" orifice pasting machine.

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