Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In physiology, impregnation by external contact merely, as in most fishes, and not by intromission.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Biol.) Impregnation by external contact, without intromission.

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  • noun biology impregnation by external contact, without intromission

Etymologies

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Latin adosculari, adosculatum, to kiss. See osculate.

Examples

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

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