Definition of Proboscidean

1. Noun. Massive herbivorous mammals having tusks and a long trunk.

Exact synonyms: Proboscidian
Generic synonyms: Eutherian, Eutherian Mammal, Placental, Placental Mammal
Group relationships: Order Proboscidea, Proboscidea
Specialized synonyms: Elephant, Mastodon, Mastodont



Definition of Proboscidean

1. a. Proboscidian.

Definition of Proboscidean

1. Noun. Any of various large, herbivorous mammals, of the order ''Proboscidea'', that have a trunk; the elephants ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Proboscidean

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Proboscidean

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Literary usage of Proboscidean

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1. On Mammalian Descent; the Hunterian Lectures for 1884: Being Nine Lectures by William Kitchen Parker (1885)
"It is a proboscidean; the double, elongated nose-tube is jointed; there are thirty segments in the ali-nasal cartilage, on each side, and these jointed ..."

2. The Medical Times and Gazette (1863)
"The essential characters of the proboscidean cranium are bat displayed in the fœtal Elephant, as the sutures become obliterated, and the true form of the ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1909)
"'Idem, "De 1'Economie dans la nature," ibid., t. III., 1908 (71 text figures). at first sight so much like those of the Miocene proboscidean ..."

4. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, George Walter Prothero, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle (1904)
"4) was a very generalised type of proboscidean, with a full series of front ... Nevertheless, the modern proboscidean type of dentition is foreshadowed, ..."

5. Organic Evolution by Richard Swann Lull (1917)
"proboscidean to reach North America and must have come by way of Asia early in Miocene time. Thereafter the Proboscidea formed an important element in the ..."

6. A History of Land Mammals in the Western Hemisphere by William Berryman Scott (1913)
"The feet likewise had a very proboscidean appearance, notwithstanding important and significant deviations in structure; they had the same shortness and ..."

7. Outlines of Evolutionary Biology by Arthur Dendy (1912)
"The earliest known form exhibiting proboscidean characters is ... In this genus we notice a strong accentuation of the proboscidean characters. ..."

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