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or·i·fic·ial

(ōr'i-fish'ăl),
Relating to an orifice of any kind.

or·i·fic·ial

(ōr-i-fish'ăl)
Relating to an orifice of any kind.

orifice

(or'i-fis) [L. orificium, outlet]
The mouth, entrance, or outlet of any anatomical structure. orificial (-fi'shal), adjective

anal orifice

The anus.

atrioventricular orifice

The opening between the atrium and the ventricle on each side of the heart.

cardiac orifice

The opening of the esophagus into the stomach.

external urethral orifice

The exterior opening of the urethra. In the male, it is located at the tip of the glans penis; in the female, it is located anterior and cephalad to the vaginal opening.

ileal orifice

Ileocecal valve.

internal urethral orifice

The opening from which the urethra makes its exit from the bladder.

mitral orifice

The opening between the left atrium and the left ventricle.

pyloric orifice

Pylorus.

ureteric orifice

The opening of the ureter into the bladder.
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