Definition of proboscidean
: any of an order (Proboscidea) of large mammals comprising the elephants and extinct related forms (such as mastodons)
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Phiomia, Deinotherium, Amebelodon, and other archaic proboscideans are represented by both fossils and models, and the artwork in the exhibit is wonderful.
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Origin and Etymology of proboscidean
ultimately from Latin proboscid-, proboscis
First Known Use: 1835See Words from the same year
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