Definition of Proboscidian

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

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



Definition of Proboscidian

1. a. Pertaining to the Proboscidea.

Definition of Proboscidian

1. Adjective. (zoology) Pertaining to the Proboscidea. ¹

2. Noun. (zoology) One of the Proboscidea. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Proboscidian

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Proboscidian

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problemes
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problemos
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probole
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probosci
proboscidate
proboscidean
proboscideans
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proboscidian (current term)
proboscidians
proboscidiform
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proboscis flower
proboscis monkey
proboscis worm
proboscises
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probucol
proc
procacious
procacities
procacity

Literary usage of Proboscidian

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1. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1876)
"proboscidian arch becomes more marked in the succeeding sections. The proboscidian canal, ao, is not separated from the stroma, but shows internally its ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"There is reason to suppose that, when a wound is inflicted by the central stylet, it is envenomed by the fluid secreted in the posterior proboscidian region ..."

3. Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science edited by Biologists Limited, The Company of. (1875)
"4.1 The proboscidian chamber (cavity of the sheath), with its rich supply of ... The anatomy and physiology of the proboscidian sheath, its cavity and ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Ovaries. pst proboscidian sheath. я, Nephridia. pa. Opening for proboscis. with the mouth into a single exterior opening), there is a terminal opening, ..."

5. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"... the only true proboscidian genus noticed by Linnaeus, is placed by him in the order Bruta and section UNGUICULATA, in company with Bradypus and ..."

6. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bombay by Asiatic Society of Bombay (1870)
"The pair of palpi are placed immediately above the base of the proboscidian sheath, at the base, and on the outer side of the saw-pointed setae. ..."

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