Definitions for proboscisproʊˈbɒs ɪs, -kɪs; -ˈbɒs ɪˌdiz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. proboscis(noun)

    the human nose (especially when it is large)

  2. proboscis, trunk(noun)

    a long flexible snout as of an elephant

Wiktionary

  1. proboscis(Noun)

    An elongated tube from the head or connected to the mouth, of an animal.

  2. proboscis(Noun)

    Informally, a large human nose.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Proboscis(noun)

    a hollow organ or tube attached to the head, or connected with the mouth, of various animals, and generally used in taking food or drink; a snout; a trunk

  2. Proboscis(noun)

    by extension, applied to various tubelike mouth organs of the lower animals that can be everted or protruded

  3. Proboscis(noun)

    the nose

Freebase

  1. Proboscis

    A proboscis is an elongated appendage from the head of an animal, either a vertebrate or an invertebrate. In invertebrates, the term usually refers to tubular mouthparts used for feeding and sucking. In vertebrates, the term is used to describe an elongated nose or snout.


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