Origin of orificeFrench from Late Latin orificium from Classical Latin os (gen. oris), a mouth (see oral) + -ficere from facere, to make, do
The mouth is an orifice.
The mouth is an example of an orifice.
Origin of orificeMiddle English from Old French from Late Latin ōrificium Latin ōs ōr- mouth ; see ōs- in Indo-European roots.Latin -ficium a making, doing ( from facere to make ; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.)
Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin orificium (“an opening, literally the making of a mouth"), compound of os (“mouth") + facere (“to make")
- Genital orifice not covered by an operculum.
- The water is expelled from the branchial chambers by one or two tubes opening by one orifice in most Batrachians.
- He remarked that the flow of water from an orifice depends not only on the magnitude of the orifice itself, but also on the height of the water in the reservoir; and that a pipe employed to carry off a portion of water from an aqueduct should, as circumstances required, have a position more or less inclined to the original direction of the current.
- He had discovered a contraction in the vein of fluid (vena contracta) which issued from the orifice, and found that, at the distance of about a diameter of the aperture, the section of the vein was contracted in the subduplicate ratio of two to one.
- The opisthosoma consisted of eight or nine segments, whereof the anterior five or six were very short in the dorsal region, and the posterior three exceptionally large with the anal orifice terminal.