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."
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.