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Part of speech: verb

Origin: Latin, late 17th century


Join by intertwining or fitting closely together.

Examples of Inosculate in a sentence

"The two trees had grown so closely together that they were inosculated."

"The toymakers shaped the product so that the pieces would inosculate while stored."

About Inosculate

Inosculate developed from a combination of the words “into” and the Latin word “osculare,” which means “to provide with a mouth or outlet.”

Did you Know?

Many living creatures inosculate in a symbiotic relationship, depending on each other to survive and thrive. For example, remora fish share a symbiotic relationship with sharks and some whales; they attach themselves onto the larger animal, helping to keep them clean and seeking shelter from predators.

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