osculant

osculant

[os-kyuh-luhnt]
adjective
1.
united by certain common characteristics.
2.
adhering closely; embracing.

Origin:
1810–20; < Latin ōsculant- (stem of ōsculāns), present participle of ōsculārī to kiss; see osculate, -ant

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osculant (ˈɒskjʊlənt)
 
adj
1.  biology (of an organism or group of organisms) possessing some of the characteristics of two different taxonomic groups
2.  zoology closely joined or adhering
 
[C19: from Latin ōsculārī to kiss; see osculum]

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