Sentence Examples


  • A proboscis absent, but jaws usually present.
  • The proboscis bears at its extremity a circlet of smaller oral tentacles.
  • The stomach may be drawn out into the manubrium, forming a proboscis (" Magenstiel ") of considerable length.
  • The parasitic actinula is found attached to the proboscis of the medusa; it thrusts its greatly elongated hypostome into the mouth of the medusa and nourishes itself upon the food in the digestive cavity of its host.
  • Shell turriculated, with elongated spire; proboscis short; siphon rudimentary.