oscular

[os-kyuh-ler]

Origin of oscular

1820–30; < Latin ōscul(um) kiss, mouth (see osculum) + -ar1
Related formsos·cu·lar·i·ty [os-kyuh-lar-i-tee] /ˌɒs kyəˈlær ɪ ti/, noun
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Examples from the Web for oscular

Historical Examples of oscular

  • 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

oscular

adjective
  1. zoology of or relating to an osculum
  2. of or relating to the mouth or to kissing
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