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osculum

[′äs·kyə·ləm]
(invertebrate zoology)
An excurrent orifice in Porifera.
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The large variation in egg mass size within the sponges (68 to 3019 eggs) may be a result of the size of the oscula of the individual sponge, as most of the egg-bearing sponges collected were completely full.
Nempe uolunt plures collum constringere dextra Et pulchre digitis lubricum comprendere corpus; Sed mentes muto, dum labris oscula trado Dulcia compressis impendens basia buccis, Atque pedum gressus titubantes sterno ruina.
(13.) The idea of exclusivity becomes clear in lines 77-8 where the speaker asks Marathus: blanditiasne meas aliis tu vendere es ausus / tune aliis demens oscula ferre mea?
and smaller oscula have been overcarefully scraped away," Joyce
Quando bonum faris et in corde malum meditataris, Oscula que Iudas Domino dedit hec tu michi das.
Inter profundae laetitiae sonos, Sunt quas amarus flere iubet dolor, Optata non illas salutant Oscula, nec tenerae loqulae.
The specimens were found inside the oscula of sponges and a tube with the specimen was found inside a sponge attached to a tube of the ampharetid Shistocomus hiltoni.
/ Irruam in amplexus, rigam oscula; dulce cadaver."
Non ego virgineos iubeo cognoscere ludos, nec teneras tractare genas, aut dulcia nuptis oscula conferre et tenues astringere mammas, non liquidum captare merum, tenerumve fricare femen et in niveos oculum iactare lacertos.