proboscidiferous


proboscidiferous
pro·bos·ci·dif·er·ous

English syllables. 2014.

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  • proboscidiferous — prō|bäsə|dif(ə)rəs adjective Etymology: Latin proboscid , proboscis + English i + ferous more at proboscis : proboscidate …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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