Proboscidea

The Proboscidea (from the Greek προβοσκίς and the Latin proboscis) are a taxonomic order containing one living family, Elephantidae, and several extinct families. This order, first described by J. Illiger in 1811, encompasses the trunked mammals. Later proboscideans are distinguished by tusks and long, muscular trunks; these features are ...
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Proboscidea

• (n. pl.) An order of large mammals including the elephants and mastodons.
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Proboscidea

order Proboscidea noun an order of animals including elephants and mammoths
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Proboscidea

[plant] Proboscidea is a genus of flowering plant in the family Martyniaceae, some of whose species are known as devil`s claw, devil`s horn, ram`s horn, or unicorn plant. The plants produce long, hooked seed pods. The hooks catch on the feet of animals, and as the animals walk, the pods are ground or crushed open, dispersing the seeds. The ...
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Proboscidea

Pro`bos·cid'e·a noun plural [ New Latin See Proboscis .] (Zoology) An order of large mammals including the elephants and mastodons.
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Proboscidea

Proboscidea An order of terrestrial mammals (Ferungulata) comprising the elephants and their extinct relatives; typically with a large body size and showing development of a trunk from the nose and upper lip; teeth reduced, upper jaw often with tusks. It includes elephants and mammoths (Elephantidae), mastodons (Mammutidae) and the Deinotherioidea,...
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Proboscidea

The proboscidea are an order of Eutheria. They are large animals of the ungulate type. The two upper incisors are modified to form tusks. Canines and Premolars are lacking.
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Proboscidea

[n] - in some classifications included in the genus Martynia and hence the two taxonomic names for some of the unicorn plants 2. [n] - an order of animals including elephants and mammoths
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