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English definition of “proboscis”

proboscis

noun [C] uk   /prəˈbɒs.ɪs/ us    /proʊˈbɑː.sɪs/ (plural probosces) specialized
the long nose of some animals, or the long tube-like mouth of some insects: An elephant's trunk is a proboscis.The head and neck of non-human animalsThe development and parts of insects
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