[ in-os-kyuh-leyt ]
/ ɪnˈɒs kyəˌleɪt /
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verb (used with or without object), in·os·cu·lat·ed, in·os·cu·lat·ing.
to unite by openings, as arteries in anastomosis.
to connect or join so as to become or make continuous, as fibers; blend.
to unite intimately.
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OTHER WORDS FROM inosculatein·os·cu·la·tion, noun
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How to use inosculate in a sentence
No further objection was urged by the fair polemic, and a mutual inosculation sealed the compact.Fern Vale (Volume 3)|Colin Munro
Since then there has been a perpetual inosculation of the sciences and 189 the arts.Illustrations of Universal Progress|Herbert Spencer
But where shall we find the first atom in this house of man, which is all consent, inosculation, and balance of parts?
Since then there has been a perpetual inosculation of the sciences and the arts.Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects|Herbert Spencer
British Dictionary definitions for inosculate
/ (ɪnˈɒskjʊˌleɪt) /
physiol (of small blood vessels) to communicate by anastomosis
to unite or be united so as to be continuous; blend
to intertwine or cause to intertwine
Derived forms of inosculateinosculation, noun
Word Origin for inosculate
C17: from in- ² + Latin ōsculāre to equip with an opening, from ōsculum, diminutive of ōs mouth
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