Meaning of orificial in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɒrɪˈfɪʃl/


  • 1Of or relating to an orifice or orifices; ostial.

  • 2Medicine
    historical Designating, relating to, or practising surgery intended to cure chronic disease by relieving supposed irritation of the external orifices of the body (especially the anal, urethral, and vaginal orifices).


Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). In Middle English from post-classical Latin orificialis of or relating to an orifice or orifices from classical Latin ōrificium + -ālis.