Pronunciation: pro-bos'is, pro-bos'i-dez, -sez
- A long flexible snout, such as that of a tapir or an elephant.
- In teratology, a cylindric protuberance of the face that, in cyclopia or ethmocephaly, represents the nose.
[G. proboskis, a means of providing food, fr. pro- + boskein, to feed]
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