Proboscidiform Pro`bos*cid"i*form, a. Having the form or uses of a proboscis; as, a proboscidiform mouth. [1913 Webster]

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  • proboscidiform — pro·bos·cid·i·form …   English syllables

  • proboscidiform — having a nose like an elephant s trunk …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • proboscidiform — |prōbə|sidəˌfȯrm, ˌbä|s adjective Etymology: Latin proboscid , proboscis + English iform : resembling a proboscis …   Useful english dictionary

  • probosciform — adjective Having the form of a proboscis. Syn: proboscidiform …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • proboscis — n. 1 the long flexible trunk or snout of some mammals, e.g. an elephant or tapir. 2 the elongated mouth parts of some insects. 3 the sucking organ in some worms. 4 joc. the human nose. Phrases and idioms: proboscis monkey a monkey, Nasalis… …   Useful english dictionary

  • proboscidal — prōˈbäsədəl adjective Etymology: Latin proboscid , proboscis + English al : proboscidiform …   Useful english dictionary

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