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Meaning of "osculum" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OSCULUM

From Latin: a kiss, little mouth, diminutive of ōs mouth.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OSCULUM

osculum  [ˈɒskjʊləm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OSCULUM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Osculum is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OSCULUM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

osculum

Osculum

The osculum is an excretory structure in the living sponge, a large opening to the outside through which the current of water exits after passing through the spongocoel. Wastes diffuse into the water and the water exits through the osculum at a velocity of nearly 8.4 cm/second, carrying away with it the sponge's wastes. The size of the osculum is regulated by the myocyte. Its size, in turn, determines the amount of water flowing through the sponge.

Definition of osculum in the English dictionary

The definition of osculum in the dictionary is a mouthlike aperture, esp the opening in a sponge out of which water passes.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OSCULUM


aciculum
əˈsɪkjʊləm
baculum
ˈbækjʊləm
cubiculum
kjuːˈbɪkjʊləm
curriculum
kəˈrɪkjʊləm
diverticulum
ˌdaɪvəˈtɪkjʊləm
gubernaculum
ˌɡjuːbəˈnækjʊləm
hibernaculum
ˌhaɪbəˈnækjʊləm
inoculum
ɪˈnɒkjʊləm
Janiculum
dʒəˈnɪkjʊləm
operculum
əʊˈpɜːkjʊləm
reticulum
rɪˈtɪkjʊləm
retinaculum
ˌrɛtɪˈnækjʊləm
saeculum
ˈsaɪkjʊləm
seculum
ˈsɛkjʊləm
speculum
ˈspɛkjʊləm
tenaculum
tɪˈnækjʊləm
tuberculum
tjʊˈbɜːkjʊləm
Tusculum
ˈtʌskjʊləm
vasculum
ˈvæskjʊləm
vinculum
ˈvɪŋkjʊləm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OSCULUM

oscilloscope
oscilloscopic
oscine
oscinine
oscitance
oscitancies
oscitancy
oscitant
oscitantly
oscitate
oscitation
Osco-Umbrian
oscula
osculant
oscular
osculate
osculation
osculatory
oscule

WORDS THAT END LIKE OSCULUM

acetabulum
alternative curriculum
Basic Curriculum
core curriculum
corniculum
endoplasmic reticulum
frenulum
furculum
infundibulum
National Curriculum
pendulum
receptaculum
spiculum
suboperculum
supernaculum
sustentaculum
tentaculum
umbraculum
vestibulum
vibraculum

Synonyms and antonyms of osculum in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «osculum» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OSCULUM

Find out the translation of osculum to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of osculum from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «osculum» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

排水孔
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

osculum
570 millions of speakers

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osculum
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

osculum
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فويهة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

osculum
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

osculum
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মুখের মতো আকৃতিবিশিষ্ট ছিদ্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

osculum
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Osculum
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

osculum
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

osculum
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

osculum
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Osculum
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

osculum
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வாய் போன்ற சிறிய திறந்த பகுதி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओस्कुल्कम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

osculum
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

osculum
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Osculum
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

osculum
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

osculum
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

osculum
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oskulum
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

osculum
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

osculum
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of osculum

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OSCULUM»

The term «osculum» is normally little used and occupies the 111.086 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OSCULUM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «osculum» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «osculum» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about osculum

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OSCULUM»

Discover the use of osculum in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to osculum and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Invertebrates
It is cylindrical, with a hole representing the osculum at the top and radial holes representing ostia round the base. When it was tested in the flow table it was found that currents across the table made water flow in through the 'ostia' and out  ...
R. McNeill Alexander, 1979
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Patrologiae Cursus Completus: Series Latina: Sive, ...
lcanL Ll Sctandum. fratres cliarissiquuæ petat. quid petat. et a quo petat. virgo virginum pelit. osculum petit. a vero sponso. id est a christo pelit. quod osculumP non illud a quo defluit fermentum luxuriæ g sed. a quo distillat iavus cælestis ...
Jacques-Paul Migne, 1855
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The Kiss in History
The. osculum. infame: heresy,. secular. culture. and. the. image. of. the. witches'. sabbath. o Jonathan Durrant [W]hen the dance finished, one bent before the ram sitting in the chair and had to kiss [it] reverently on the behind.1 This quotation is  ...
Karen Harvey, 2005
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Kissing Christians: Ritual and Community in the Late Ancient ...
Although scholars are uncertain of the etymology of hasium, both ancient and modern writers confirm a connection between osculum and 0s, and suavium and suavis; see (Ph. Moreau, “Osculum, Basium, Savium,” Revue de Philologie 42 ...
Michael Philip Penn, 2011
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Advances in Sponge Science: Physiology, Chemical and ...
Oscula are also thought to arise initially from a single porocyte (Weissenfels, 1980), but how they coordinate with other porocytes to form a larger osculum is still unclear. In freshwater sponges hatched from gemmules, the region in which the ...
‎2012
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Time, Work, and Culture in the Middle Ages
mouth, ore ad os, as the cartulary of Montmorillon puts it in connection with an analogous type of contract. In light of our own customs, one intriguing detail is that women seem to have been exempt from the rite of the osculum of vassalage, and ...
Jacques Le Goff, 1980
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Wings of the Doves: Love and Desire in Dante and Medieval ...
Nonne denique ita invicem loquimur: Osculare me; vel: Da mihi osculum: et nemo sequitur ut dicat Ore tuo, sive, Osculo oris tui? Quid? alterutrum osculari parantes, tuum versus invicem ora tendimus, quae tamen ab invicem non requirimus ...
Elena Lombardi, 2012
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The Cayman Islands: Natural History and Biogeography
Generally with no pronounced osculum or one that is less than halfway down the sponge's length. Body outline hemispherical, cylindrical or vase-shaped, the discerning factor being the depths of the osculum and solid body. (e.g. Irci- nia ...
M. A. Brunt, J. E. Davies, 1994
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Gregory the Great: On the Song of Songs
Gregory also follows Ambrose in his “historical” <<Osculum mihi non dedisti: haec autem ex quo intravi, non cessavit osculari pedes meos». Osculum utique insigne est charitatis. Unde ergo Judaeo osculum, qui pacem non recognovit, qui  ...
Translation and Introduction by Mark DelCogliano
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Animal Forms And Functions: Invertebrata
P.Puranik, Asha Bhate. Oscular Osculum Gastric ostia Spongocoel Dermal Innalent canals Flagellated Magnified like canals. These are known as radial canals. These are. The body surface appears smooth.However, a careful microscopic ...
P.Puranik, Asha Bhate, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OSCULUM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term osculum is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Conservatorium director and the witch
These extraordinary letters are also crammed with excited references to "unguents", "important paraphernalia", "materia magica", the "osculum ... «Brisbane Times, Jul 15»
2
Up & Coming
In July, Season of Mist released Bastard Feast's sophomore album, Osculum Infame, a genre-hopping horror-show that finds the band ... «The Portland Mercury, Jan 15»
3
Kiss ka kissa: The story of the kiss
"The osculum interveniens was a specific kiss demonstrating a couple's status as a committed couple. If one member of a betrothed couple died ... «Daily News & Analysis, Nov 14»
4
Kissing from a strictly etymological point of view
Latin savium, of obscure origin, designated an erotic kiss, while osculum goes back to the word for “mouth” (os). Neither is sound-imitative. «OUPblog, Sep 14»
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The Heavy Lowdown: Kayo Dot, Pestilence, Bölzer, Pelican, 1349 …
For the full-album previews: The sludgy Bastard Feast streamed the entirety of Osculum Infame, their newest rager that will see a release on ... «Brooklyn Vegan, Jul 14»
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Music Monday! Priory, the Fourth Wall, Purse Candy & More
The local sludge-pummel artistes of Bastard Feast have their new album, Osculum Infame, coming out July 22 on Season of Mist. (The title ... «The Portland Mercury, Jul 14»
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Music Monday! Sean Flinn and the Royal We, Lightly Salted, Anna …
It's called Osculum Infame, which translates the "The Shameful Kiss," and opening track "Bastard Feast" nothing you'll want to kiss your mother ... «The Portland Mercury, Jun 14»
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The Heavy Lowdown: High on Fire, Trap Them, Goatwhore, Mutoid …
Bastard Feast's Osculum Infame infuses some much needed energy into the metallic hardcore thing, dropping in weirdo death metal with their ... «Brooklyn Vegan, Jun 14»
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Sneezing Sponges! Did They Evolve Noses?
They focused on the sponge's osculum, which controls water exiting the organism, including when it sneezes. Their paper says they found that ... «Science 2.0, Feb 14»
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Sneezing sponges provide evidence of a new sensory organ in an …
They are thus well positioned to sense flow rate and respond to an accumulation of particles by controlling the canal diameter of the osculum to ... «BMC Pediatrics, Jan 14»

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