interosculate

[ in-ter-os-kyuh-leyt ]

verb (used without object),in·ter·os·cu·lat·ed, in·ter·os·cu·lat·ing.
  1. to interpenetrate; inosculate.

  2. to form a connecting link.

Origin of interosculate

1
First recorded in 1880–85; inter- + osculate

Other words from interosculate

  • in·ter·os·cu·la·tion, noun

Words Nearby interosculate

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How to use interosculate in a sentence

  • The Adige has now just reached this state: its delta is continuous with the delta of the Po, and their branches interosculate.

    Science in Arcady | Grant Allen

British Dictionary definitions for interosculate

interosculate

/ (ˌɪntərˈɒskjʊˌleɪt) /


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

Derived forms of interosculate

  • interosculation, noun

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