### Definition of Osculatory

1. a. Of or pertaining to kissing; kissing.

2. n. Same as Pax, 2.

### Definition of Osculatory

1. Noun. (Christianity) A religious tablet, usually carrying a representation of Christ or the Virgin Mary, which is kissed by the priest during the Mass ("kiss of peace"); it is then passed to others at the mass who also kiss it. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

### Medical Definition of Osculatory

1. Same as Pax. Origin: LL. Osculatorium. See Osculate. 1. Of or pertaining to kissing; kissing. "The osculatory ceremony." 2. Pertaining to, or having the properties of, an osculatrix; capable of osculation; as, a circle may be osculatory with a curve, at a given point. Osculatory circle. See Osculating circle of a curve, under Circle. Osculatory plane (to a curve of double curvature), a plane which passes through three successive points of the curve. Osculatory sphere (to a line of double curvature), a sphere passing through four consecutive points of the curve. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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### Lexicographical Neighbors of Osculatory

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### Literary usage of Osculatory

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1. Elements of the Differential and Integral Calculus by Albert Ensign Church (1866)
"Find also the equation of the circle osculatory to the curve represented by the equation at the point whose co-ordinates are x" = 0, y" = — 1. 99. ..."

2. Infinitesimal Analysis by William Benjamin Smith (1898)
"Another Conception of the osculatory Circle.— Of the three points through which the osculatory circle must pass we may at once let two fall together in P— ..."

3. A Treatise on the Differential and Integral Calculus: And on the Calculus of by Edward Henry Courtenay (1873)
"The curve of a given species, which has the most intimate contact possible with a given curve at a given point, is called the osculatory lurve of that ..."

4. Publications of the American Statistical Association by American Statistical Association (1920)
"EFFECT OF GROUPING IN GRADUATION BY osculatory INTERPOLATION. BY PERCY CH PAPPS. The problem of ascertaining the rate of mortality amongst the general ..."

5. Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence by Heros von Borcke (1866)
"CHANGE OP HEADQUARTERS—FIGHTING RESUMED—CAMP LIFE AT " THE BOWER"—PLEASANTRIES WITH PLEASANTON WE LOSE AND RECAPTURE MARTINSBURG — osculatory OVATION AT ..."