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Definition of Osculant

Osculant a. means: Kissing; hence, meeting; clinging.

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Osculant a. means: Kissing; hence, meeting; clinging.

Meaning of Osculant

Osculant (a.) means: Kissing; hence, meeting; clinging.

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Osculant (a.): Intermediate in character, or on the border, between two genera, groups, families, etc., of animals or plants, and partaking somewhat of the characters of each, thus forming a connecting link; interosculant; as, the genera by which two families approximate are called osculant genera.

Osculant (a.): Kissing; hence, meeting; clinging.

Osculant (a.): Adhering closely; embracing; -- applied to certain creeping animals, as caterpillars.

Osculate (v. i.): To have characters in common with two genera or families, so as to form a connecting link between them; to interosculate. See Osculant.

Interosculant (a.): Uniting two groups; -- said of certain genera which connect family groups, or of species that connect genera. See Osculant.

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Meaning of Osculant

Osculant means: Intermediate in character, or on the border, between two genera, groups, families, etc., of animals or plants, and partaking somewhat of the characters of each, thus forming a connecting link; interosculant; as, the genera by which two families approximate are called osculant genera.

Meaning of Osculant

Osculant means: Kissing; hence, meeting; clinging.

Meaning of Osculant

Osculant means: Adhering closely; embracing; -- applied to certain creeping animals, as caterpillars.

Meaning of Osculate

Osculate means: To have characters in common with two genera or families, so as to form a connecting link between them; to interosculate. See Osculant.

Meaning of Interosculant

Interosculant means: Uniting two groups; -- said of certain genera which connect family groups, or of species that connect genera. See Osculant.

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