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n. pl. bac·u·la or bac·u·lums
The bone of the penis of many mammals, including most rodents, carnivores, and nonhuman primates. Also called os penis.

[New Latin, from Latin, rod, stick; see bak- in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl -la (-lə) or -lums
(Zoology) a bony support in the penis of certain mammals, esp the carnivores
[C20: New Latin, from Latin: stick, staff]
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It will be screened before two outdoor events, Trio Fat Tire Bike Race and the Oosik Classic Ski event.
Clark, (45) an Alaska Native was prosecuted for a violation of [section] 1371 for killing nine walruses, taking the meat from one but only the oosik and ivory from the others.
Hay entre ellos un rito a la fertilidad alrededor de la palabra oosik, que se pronuncia 'usic', referida a la estructura osea del pene de la morsa.