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proboscidean

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noun pro·bos·ci·de·an \prə-ˌbä-sə-ˈdē-ən\

Definition of proboscidean

  1. :  any of an order (Proboscidea) of large mammals comprising the elephants and extinct related forms (as mastodons)

proboscidean

adjective


Variants of proboscidean

also

proboscidian

play \prə-ˌbä-ˈsi-dē-ən, (ˌ)prō-\

Origin and Etymology of proboscidean

ultimately from Latin proboscid-, proboscis


First Known Use: 1835


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