Definitions

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  • n. impregnation by external contact, without intromission

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Impregnation by external contact, without intromission.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In physiology, impregnation by external contact merely, as in most fishes, and not by intromission.
  • n. In botany: The impregnation of plants by the falling of the pollen on the pistils. The insertion of one part of a plant into another.

Etymologies

Latin adosculari, adosculatum, to kiss. See osculate. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • n. - doctrine that Christ was Son of God by adoption and not birth. adoptionist, adosculation

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