[awr-uh-fis, or-] /ˈɔr ə fɪs, ˈɒr-/
an opening or aperture, as of a tube or pipe; a mouthlike opening or hole; mouth; vent.
(mainly Technical) an opening or mouth into a cavity; vent; aperture
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.
orifice or·i·fice (ôr’ə-fĭs)
An opening, especially to a cavity or passage of the body; a mouth or vent.
or’i·fi’cial (-fĭsh’əl) adj.
[awr-uh-flam, or-] /ˈɔr əˌflæm, ˈɒr-/ noun 1. the red banner of St. Denis, near Paris, carried before the early kings of France as a military ensign. 2. any ensign, banner, or standard, especially one that serves as a rallying point or symbol. /ˈɒrɪˌflæm/ noun 1. a scarlet flag, originally of the abbey of St Denis […]
orificium or·i·fi·ci·um (ôr’ə-fĭsh’ē-əm) n. An orifice.
[awr-i-gah-mee] /ˌɔr ɪˈgɑ mi/ noun, plural origamis for 2. 1. the traditional Japanese art or technique of folding paper into a variety of decorative or representational forms, as of animals or flowers. 2. an object made by origami. /ˌɒrɪˈɡɑːmɪ/ noun 1. the art or process, originally Japanese, of paper folding n. 1956, from Japanese origami, […]
[awr-i-guh n, or-] /ˈɔr ɪ gən, ˈɒr-/ noun 1. an aromatic herb, especially oregano. /ˈɒrɪɡən/ noun 1. another name for marjoram (sense 2)