Definition of oscular in English:


Line breaks: os¦cu|lar
Pronunciation: /ˈɒskjʊlə


  • 1 humorous Relating to kissing.
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    • The locus of affection is in oscular delivery.
    • Their oscular activity was used as a promotional tool for Melbourne ACT-UP's World AIDS Day Kiss-In.
  • 2 Zoology Relating to an osculum.
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    • Few long marginalia projecting from the oscular margin may belong to an oscular spicule rim.
    • Circular parietal openings increase in size from the base to the oscular region.
    • The sponge's basal part, oscular part and side part occur at different levels within the mud layers, which might have resulted from rapid burial.


early 19th century: from Latin osculum 'mouth, kiss' (diminutive of os 'mouth') + -ar1.

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