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Thursday, April 8

Inosculate

[in-AHS-kə-layt]

Part of speech: verb

Origin: Latin, late 17th century

1.

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."

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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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