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os·cu·lum

 (ŏs′kyə-ləm)
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.

osculum

(ˈɒskjʊləm) or

oscule

n, pl -la (-lə)
(Zoology) zoology a mouthlike aperture, esp the opening in a sponge out of which water passes
[C17: from Latin: a kiss, little mouth, diminutive of ōs mouth]

os•cu•lum

(ˈɒs kyə ləm)

n., pl. -la (-lə).
a small mouthlike aperture, as of a sponge.
[1605–15; < New Latin, Latin ōsculum <ōs mouth]
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Underwater it looks red with whitish scattered oscules.
Surface uneven, with low tubercules surrounded by vein-like branching surface canals, white in color, converging towards the scattered oscules.