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pro•bos•cid•e•an



Pronunciation: (prō"bu-sid'ē-un, -bo-, prō-bos"i-dē'un), [key]
adj.
1. pertaining to or resembling a proboscis.
2. having a proboscis.
3. belonging or pertaining to the mammals of the order Proboscidea, characterized by a flexible trunk formed of the nostrils and upper lip, large tusks, a massive body, and columnar legs, comprising the elephant and the now-extinct mammoth and mastodon.

n.
a proboscidean animal. Also,pro"bos•cid'i•an.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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