Definition Of orifice

noun

an opening, as of a pipe or tube, or one in the body, such as a nostril or the anus.

On the left there was an obstructing lesion noted at the orifice of the left upper lobe bronchus.

Example Of orifice

  • Anatomists have applied the term cardia to that part of the stomach that lies around the orifice of the tubular esophagus.

  • During excretion, the urethral orifice below the bladder is opened and the urine passes through the urethra.

  • Epithelia are tissues lining the outer surface of the body, or the inner surface of organs which have a direct connection to one of the body's orifices .

  • Hair is found on all parts of the skin except the palm and sole, and the oral, anal, and urogenital orifices .

  • In addition, no diverticular orifices were identified.


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