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n. pl. os·cu·la (-kyə-lə)
A large opening in a sponge, through which water is expelled.

[Latin ōsculum, diminutive of ōs, mouth; see ōs- in Indo-European roots.]

os′cu·lar adj.


1. (Zoology) zoology of or relating to an osculum
2. of or relating to the mouth or to kissing


(ˈɒs kyə lər)

1. pertaining to an osculum.
2. pertaining to the mouth or kissing.
os`cu•lar′i•ty (-ˈlær ɪ ti) n.
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