Definition of Oscule. Meaning of Oscule. Synonyms of Oscule

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Definition of Oscule

Oscule
Oscule Os"cule, n. [Cf. F. oscule. See Osculum.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the excurrent apertures of sponges.

Meaning of Oscule from wikipedia

- The osculum (plural "oscula") is an excretory structure in the living sponge, a large opening to the outside through which the current of water exits after...
- Hippospongia communis is a brown or darker color and very porous, due to its many oscules, and is commonly found in shallow waters of the Mediterranean. Throughout...
- oscular, oscularity, osculate, osculation, osculator, osculatory, osculatrix, oscule, osculum †osculum oscul- os oss- bone exossation, interosseous, osseous...
- comprises tightly-knit tubes, several tubes joining to share one common oscule, slightly raised above the surface. There are no erect free branches. Cells...
- yellow, mid to dark orange or yellowish-green. It has a small number of oscules, each up to 4 millimetres (0.16 in) in diameter. They are elevated with...
- camouflaged by its yellow ground colour and brown spots which mimic the oscules of the sponge. Odhner N. H. (1932). "Beitrage zur Malakozoologie der Kanarischen...
- breaks off. The surface of the branches are smooth and flat. The openings (oscules) are round and 2 to 4 mm (0.079 to 0.157 in) in diameter, usually surrounded...
- lobes typically 3 to 5 cm (1.2 to 2.0 in) tall. Each lobe has one opening (oscule) about 2 to 5 mm (0.079 to 0.197 in) in diameter, either located flush on...
- the larger excurrent pores are the oscula. Within A. argyro**** the oscules are incon****uous. Sponges have no true tissues or germ layers. While the...
- surface but this feels rough to the touch. There are a small number of large oscules, mostly towards the top of the sponge. On microscopic examination it can...
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