[ os-kyuh-ler ]

  1. pertaining to an osculum.

  2. pertaining to the mouth or kissing: oscular stimulation.

Origin of oscular

1820–30; <Latin ōscul(um) kiss, mouth (see osculum) + -ar1

Other words from oscular

  • os·cu·lar·i·ty [os-kyuh-lar-i-tee], /ˌɒs kyəˈlær ɪ ti/, noun

Words Nearby oscular

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How to use oscular in a sentence

  • 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


/ (ˈɒskjʊlə) /

  1. zoology of or relating to an osculum

  2. of or relating to the mouth or to kissing

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