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interosculate

[ in-ter-os-kyuh-leyt ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈɒs kyəˌleɪt /
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verb (used without object), in·ter·os·cu·lat·ed, in·ter·os·cu·lat·ing.
to interpenetrate; inosculate.
to form a connecting link.
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Origin of interosculate

First recorded in 1880–85; inter- + osculate

OTHER WORDS FROM interosculate

in·ter·os·cu·la·tion, noun
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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
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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