osculum

noun
os·​cu·​lum | \ ˈä-skyə-ləm How to pronounce osculum (audio) \

Definition of osculum

: an excurrent opening of a sponge

First Known Use of osculum

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for osculum

New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of os mouth

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“Osculum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osculum. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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