Definición de osculum en inglés:


Saltos de línea: os¦cu|lum
Pronunciación: /ˈɒskjʊləm

sustantivo (plural oscula /-lə/)

A large aperture in a sponge through which water is expelled.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Sponges will react by closing ostia or oscula, either because of direct physical stimulation or when suspended particles within the sponge are too large or highly concentrated.
  • In budding, aggregates of cells differentiate into small sponges that are released superficially or expelled through the oscula.
  • The hole closes and it is not until some days later that the sponge forms an osculum at its apical pole.


early 17th century: from Latin 'little mouth'.

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