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hiatus

Anatomy
1. a natural opening or aperture; foramen
2. a less common word for vulva
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hiatus

[hī′ād·əs]
(anatomy)
A space or a passage through an organ.
(geology)
A gap in a rock sequence due to a lack of deposition of a bed or to erosion of beds.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He added that the Syrian Army took a brief hiatus south of Kabani after scoring an important advance.
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JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia's national carrier Saudia is set to launch direct and regular flights to Calicut in India on Wednesday, following a three-year hiatus.
Actor JM de Guzman shared on Wednesday his realizations in his return to show business following a two-year hiatus.
[USA], Oct 26 (ANI): Italian actor Roberto Benigni is all set to return to the big screen after a seven-year hiatus in director Matteo Garrone's live-action version of 'Pinocchio.'
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WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Vaginal birth is associated with worse pelvic organ support five years after a woman's first delivery, and genital hiatus size is an independent predictor of worse support, according to a study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 6 September 2017: The return of biannual military exercises between Egypt and the U.S., called the Bright Star 2017, after an eight-year hiatus is good for Egypt-U.S.