proboscidian[prōˌbə-sĭdˈē-ən] also pro·bos·ci·de·an [prō-bŏsˌĭ-dēˈən]
proboscidian definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A mammal of the order Proboscidea, such as the elephant or its extinct relatives, having a long trunk, large tusks, and a massive body.adjective
Of or belonging to the order Proboscidea.
Origin: From New Latin Proboscidea, order name, from Latin proboscis, proboscid-, proboscis; see proboscis.
Variant of proboscidean
any of an order (Proboscidea) of large mammals having tusks and a long, flexible, tubelike snout, as the elephant
Origin: see proboscis and amp; -an
of the proboscideans
Also sp. proboscidian