osculum

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noun os·cu·lum \ˈä-skyə-ləm\

Definition of osculum

  1. :  an excurrent opening of a sponge

Origin and Etymology of osculum

New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of os mouth


First Known Use: 1887


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