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interosculate

[in-ter-os-kyuh-leyt] /ˌɪn tərˈɒs kyəˌleɪt/
verb (used without object), interosculated, interosculating.
1.
to interpenetrate; inosculate.
2.
to form a connecting link.
Origin of interosculate
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; inter- + osculate
Related forms
interosculation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for interosculate

interosculate

/ˌɪntərˈɒskjʊˌleɪt/
verb
1.
(rare) (intransitive) (biology) (of two different species or groups of organisms) to share certain characteristics
Derived Forms
interosculation, noun
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