Definition of Oscule

1. n. One of the excurrent apertures of sponges.



Definition of Oscule

1. Noun. (zoology) One of the excurrent apertures of sponges. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oscule

1. osculum [n -S] - See also: osculum

Medical Definition of Oscule

1. One of the excurrent apertures of sponges. Origin: Cf. F. Oscule. See Osculum. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oscule

oscular
osculate
osculated
osculates
osculating
osculating circle
osculating orbit
osculation
osculations
osculator
osculatories
osculators
osculatory
osculatrices
osculatrix
oscule (current term)
oscules
osculum
ose
oseltamivir
oses
osetra
osetras
osgood-schlatter disease
oshac
oshacs
oshibori
oshidashi
osier

Literary usage of Oscule

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1. American Druggist (1887)
"The fibres which are formed around the oscule in a more or less vertical direction are called the primary fibres, and those which connect the fibres ..."

2. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1870)
"... a series of very fine spines round the edge of the oscule, and another, similar series on the upper part of the body, at some distance from the former. ..."

3. Guide to the Coral Gallery (Protozoa, Porifera Or Sponges, Hydrozoa, and by Randolph Kirkpatrick, Francis Jeffrey Bell (1907)
"B, the spicules ought not to have been drawn close up to the margin of the oscule ; also the figure is too broad and the pores far too large. ..."

4. The Zoological Record ...: Being Records of Zoological Literature by Zoological Record Association (London, England), Zoological Society of London (1887)
"(j) Formation of the oscule.—The ectoderm at the summit of the hemispherical gastrula rises up from the underlying endoderm, and a continually ..."

5. Annals of British Geology (1895)
"Subcylindrical, oscule circular, entire or furrowed, cloacal tube extending to near the base, with wide canals opening into it; outer surface a delicate ..."

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