[ os-kyuh-ler ]
/ ˈɒs kyə lər /


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

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

  • The external membrane in many Spongillid is prolonged round and above the oscula so as to form an oscular collar.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for oscular


/ (ˈɒskjʊlə) /


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