osculum

(redirected from oscules)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical.
Related to oscules: spicula

osculum

[′äs·kyə·ləm]
(invertebrate zoology)
An excurrent orifice in Porifera.
References in periodicals archive ?
Oscules are slightly elevated and aligned along ridges, approx.
In one of the furrows, it shows an oscule slightly elevated, 1.
Tubes are wider at the apex, having an elongated, bean-shaped apical oscule, up to 17 mm in diameter, sometimes divided.