opening

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opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate airing , dissemination , public exposure , spreading
small recess opening off a larger room alcove , bay
primitive reptile having no opening in the temporal region of the skull; all extinct except turtles anapsid , anapsid reptile
ring of muscle that contracts to close an opening anatomical sphincter , sphincter , sphincter muscle
excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canal anus , arse , arsehole , asshole
man-made opening; usually small aperture
natural opening in something aperture
(architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it arch
curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening arch
curved structure going over an opening arch
abnormal condition in which a normal opening or tube in the body (as the urethra) is closed or absent atresia
abnormal opening between the left and right atria of the heart atrial septal defect
craniometric point at the center of the opening of the external acoustic meatus auriculare , auricular point
flexible container with a single opening bag
flared opening of a tubular device bell
bluish-green herb having sticky stems and clusters of large evening-opening white flowers with much-inflated calyx; sometimes placed in genus Lychnis bladder campion , evening lychnis , Lychnis alba , Silene latifolia , white campion , white cockle
sphincter muscle of the urinary bladder; made up of a thickened muscular layer of bladder around the urethral opening bladder sphincter , musculus sphincter vesicae
opening into the archenteron blastopore
gastropod having reddish toothlike projections around the shell opening; of the Caribbean area bleeding tooth , Nerita peloronta
opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification) breach
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