
Definition of Osculant
1. a. Kissing; hence, meeting; clinging.
Definition of Osculant
1. Adjective. Kissing; hence, touching or meeting; clinging. ¹
2. Adjective. (zoology) Adhering closely; applied to certain creeping animals, such as caterpillars. ¹
3. Adjective. (biology) Intermediate between two genera, groups, families, etc., and having some of the characteristics of each; interosculant. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Osculant
1. adhering closely [adj]
Medical Definition of Osculant
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1. Kissing; hence, meeting; clinging.
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Literary usage of Osculant
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1. Lessons Introductory to the Modern Higher Algebra by George Salmon (1885)
"The order of the i — 1 equations V, W, &c, IB the product of their degrees n, p,
&c.; and the order of the osculant in the coefficients of U is the product ..."
2. An Introduction to Entomology: Or Elements of the Natural History of Insects by William Kirby, William Spence (1826)
"... to the osculant Order Strepsiptera, and from thence by ... making his transit
by Sirex L.; forming an osculant Order which he denominates ..."
3. Quadratic Involutions on the Plane Rational Quartic by Thomas Bryce Ashcraft (1911)
"The cubic osculant at a point T of the quartic (2) is (H\ X  <* /2 l ... For a
given T this a line, the line of flexes of the cubic osculant at the point T ..."
4. Theory of Differential Equations by Andrew Russell Forsyth (1900)
"To find the equation of the osculant, we eliminate a, ft between this equation, /=0,
and the value of ff being 0 + 6^' The result of the elimination is H ..."