Proboscidean meaning

prōbə-sĭdē-ən, prō-bŏsĭ-dēən
Any of various mammals of the order Proboscidea, including elephants and their extinct relatives, usually having a trunk and tusks.
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Of or belonging to the order Proboscidea.
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Any of an order (Proboscidea) of large mammals having tusks and a long, flexible, tubelike snout, as the elephant.
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Of the proboscideans.
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Any of various mammals of the order Proboscidea, having a long trunk, large tusks, and a massive body. The elephants and its extinct relatives, such as the mastodons, are proboscidians.
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Of or belonging to the order Proboscidea.
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Any of various large, herbivorous mammals, of the order Proboscidea, that have a trunk; the elephants.
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Origin of proboscidean

  • From New Latin Proboscidea order name from Latin proboscis proboscid- proboscis proboscis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition