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oscular

[ os-kyuh-ler ]
/ ˈɒs kyə lər /
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adjective

pertaining to an osculum.
pertaining to the mouth or kissing: oscular stimulation.

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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
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Example sentences from the Web for 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
/ (ˈɒskjʊlə) /

adjective

zoology of or relating to an osculum
of or relating to the mouth or to kissing
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