Interosculate
Interosculate In`ter*os"cu*late, v. i. & t. 1. To kiss together to touch. See {Osculate}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Biol.) To have the character of, or to lie between, two distinct groups.


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  • interosculate — [in΄tər äs′kyo͞o lāt΄, in΄tər äs′kyəlāt΄] vi. interosculated, interosculating [ INTER + OSCULATE] 1. to interpenetrate 2. Biol. to have some common characteristics: said of separate species or groups interosculant adj. interosculation n …   English World dictionary

  • interosculate — interosculation, n. /in teuhr os kyeuh layt /, v.i., interosculated, interosculating. 1. to interpenetrate; inosculate. 2. to form a connecting link. [1880 85; INTER + OSCULATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • interosculate — in·ter·osculate …   English syllables

  • interosculate —   v.i. intermix; have common biological characteristics.    ♦ interosculant, a. intersecting.    ♦ interosculation, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • interosculate — v.intr. = INOSCULATE …   Useful english dictionary

  • Osculate — Os cu*late, v. i. 1. To kiss one another; to kiss. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) To touch closely. See {Osculation}, 2. [1913 Webster] 3. (Biol.) To have characters in common with two genera or families, so as to form a connecting link between them;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • penetrate — v 1. pierce, transpierce, pass through; stab, gore, gouge, spear, lance, spike, run through, Sl. let the daylight in; bore, drill, ream, ream out, auger; perforate, puncture, prick, punch, riddle, Sl. fill full of holes; impale, transfix, fix,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • permeate — v pass through, go through, walk through, cut through, slice through; penetrate, shoot through, perforate, pass into, enter; osmose, blend, fuse, inosculate, interosculate; pervade, interpenetrate, overspread, overrun, take over; infiltrate,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • pervade — v permeate, saturate, diffuse, disseminate, honeycomb, spread throughout, extend throughout, fill, leave no void; penetrate, interpenetrate, inosculate, interosculate; osmose, blend, fuse, merge; percolate, filter through, seep through, soak… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • interosculation — noun see interosculate …   Useful english dictionary

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