• IPA: /pɹoʊˈbɒsɪs/, /pɹoʊˈbɒskɪs/

proboscis (plural proboscises or proboscides)

  1. (anatomy) An elongated tube from the head or connected to the mouth, of an animal.
    1. (entomology, malacology) The tubular feeding and sucking organ of certain invertebrates like insects, worms and molluscs.
    2. The trunk of an elephant.
  2. (informal, mildly, jocular) A large or lengthy human nose.

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