Thesaurus / osculant
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If each circle is regarded as absolute, the series is broken, though the osculant groups connect the circular ones.

This is an osculant Order, and is distinguished from the other Aptera L. in undergoing a regular metamorphosis.

Osculant: intermediate in character between two groups or series.

In this scheme the osculant classes are those placed between the circles.

WORDS RELATED TO OSCULANT

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