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English noun: porta

1. porta (body) an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity

SamplesThe orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart.

Synonymsopening, orifice

Broader (hypernym)passage, passageway

Narrower (hyponym)anus, aortic orifice, blastopore, cardia, cervix, cervix uteri, external orifice, fenestra, fontanel, fontanelle, introitus, mouth, naris, os, porta hepatis, pylorus, rima, soft spot, spiracle, stoma, urethral orifice, uterine cervix, vent

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