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oscular

[os-kyuh-ler] /ˈɒs kyə lər/
adjective
1.
pertaining to an osculum.
2.
pertaining to the mouth or kissing:
oscular stimulation.
Origin of oscular
1820-1830
1820-30; < Latin ōscul(um) kiss, mouth (see osculum) + -ar1
Related forms
oscularity
[os-kyuh-lar-i-tee] /ˌɒs kyəˈlær ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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Examples from the Web for oscular
Historical Examples
  • As the fair sex have to receive, rather than bestow compliments, the oscular homage to the Stone conveys no power to them.

    Bits of Blarney R. Shelton Mackenzie
  • The external membrane in many Spongillid is prolonged round and above the oscula so as to form an oscular collar.

British Dictionary definitions for oscular

oscular

/ˈɒskjʊlə/
adjective
1.
(zoology) of or relating to an osculum
2.
of or relating to the mouth or to kissing
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