interosculate

[ in-ter-os-kyuh-leyt ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈɒs kyəˌleɪt /

verb (used without object), in·ter·os·cu·lat·ed, in·ter·os·cu·lat·ing.

to interpenetrate; inosculate.
to form a connecting link.

Origin of interosculate

First recorded in 1880–85; inter- + osculate

Related forms

in·ter·os·cu·la·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for interosculate

interosculate

/ (ˌɪntərˈɒskjʊˌleɪt) /

verb

rare (intr) biology (of two different species or groups of organisms) to share certain characteristics

Derived Forms

interosculation, noun
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