os·​cu·​lum ˈä-skyə-ləm How to pronounce osculum (audio)
: an excurrent opening of a sponge

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of os mouth

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of osculum was in 1887

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“Osculum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osculum. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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