Adosculation Ad*os"cu*la"tion, n. [L. adosculari, adosculatum, to kiss. See {Osculate}.] (Biol.) Impregnation by external contact, without intromission. [1913 Webster]

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  • adosculation — (ˌ)aˌdäskyəˈlāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Late Latin adosculatus (past participle of adosculari to kiss, from Latin ad + osculari to kiss) + English ion more at osculate : impregnation by external contact without intromission …   Useful english dictionary