Proboscidial Pro`bos*cid"i*al, a. (Zo["o]l.) Proboscidate. [1913 Webster]

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  • proboscidial — pro·bos·cid·i·al …   English syllables

  • proboscidial — |prōbə|sidēəl, ˌbäs|s adjective Etymology: Latin proboscid , proboscis + English ial : proboscidate * * * proboˈscidial, a. [irreg. for proboscidal.] = proboscidean a. in Webster …   Useful english dictionary

  • proboscidial fossa — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Hymenoptera, the deep groove on the under side of the head of bees, in which the proboscis is folded in repose …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Proboscidate — Pro*bos ci*date, a. [See {Proboscis}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Having a proboscis; proboscidial. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hypostomal carinae — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) The margin of the proboscidial fossa of bees, which turn laterally toward the bases of the mandibles at their anterior end …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • proboscis —   n. (pl. cises or    ♦ cides ) long snout; prominent nasal organ.    ♦ proboscidal,    ♦ proboscidiform, a. like a proboscis.    ♦ proboscidate,    ♦ proboscidial, proboscidiferous, a. having a proboscis.    ♦ proboscidean, proboscidian, n. & a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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