Osculum meaning

ŏskyə-ləm
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A large opening in a sponge, through which water is expelled.
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Any of the openings of a sponge though which water passes out.
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(biology) The main opening in a sponge from which water is expelled.
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Origin of osculum

  • Latin ōsculum diminutive of ōs mouth ōs- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition