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Topic: BIOLOGY

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Old French
Origin: Late Latin orificium, from Latin os 'mouth'

orifice

noun
     
or‧i‧fice [countable] formal
1HB one of the holes in your body, such as your mouth, nose etc:
various bodily orifices
2 a hole or entrance
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