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the structure on the human face that contains the nostrils and organs of smell and forms the beginning of the respiratory tract

Synonyms for proboscis

the human nose (especially when it is large)

a long flexible snout as of an elephant

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Pollen grains were found in tightly packed clumps on the proboscides of nocturnal visitors, who were capable of carrying large pollen loads (Figs.
Sobre la base de estos antecedentes, los objetivos de este trabajo son: 1) determinar si las longitudes operativas de las flores polinizadas por esfingidos en Argentina subtropical se corresponden con la longitud de las proboscides de los polinizadores y 2) evaluar si la diversidad de sitios de deposito de polen en el cuerpo de los polinizadores se halla sobredispersa en diferentes comunidades esfingofilas de Argentina subtropical.
These deformations were: raised or bent proboscides, legs bent in an arc shape, brittle antennae and irregularly shaped abdomens showing recesses in the abdominal tergites.
The Laurasian genera all have short, plesiomorphic proboscides without the specialised morphological adaptations for extracting nectar from deeply recessed floral nectaries apparent in most of the Afrotropical genera, a fact Brian thought 'remarkable' (Stuckenberg 2000b: 199).
De color blanco cremoso recien obtenidos del intestino, proboscide conica, truncada y de pared gruesa y dividida en 2 partes, la anterior con ganchos y la posterior con espinas; con marcado dimorfismo sexual pues la hembra, de mayor tamano que el macho, tiene diferente numero de ganchos en la proboscide; lemniscos largos y delgados.
Kalyptorhynchs are subdivided into eukalyptorhynchs, which have proboscides with cone-shaped tips (Karling, 1961), and schizorhynchs, which have proboscides with anterior tips that are split (Rieger et al, 1991).
Dado que la proboscide de los Homeophtalme les permite alcanzar el nectar y polen de flores mas alargadas a las que los Tomophtalme no tienen acceso (Szucsich & Krenn, 2002), los Homeophtalme deberian mostrar una mayor diversidad, pero ocurre lo contrario.
The cause probably lies in insects being thus enabled to work quicker; they have just learned how to stand in the best position on the flower, and how far and in what direction to insert their proboscides.
Reciprocal coevolution between spur length and pollinator proboscis length could result in the evolution of extreme traits, evident for example in the very long orchid spurs and proboscides of some moths in Madagascar (Darwin 1862; Nilsson et al.
Skippers and butterflies remained stationary while they probed disk flowers with their proboscides.
We have not yet investigated the proboscides of Pachycerina with Scanning Electron Microscopy.
Functional differences of the proboscides of short- and long-tongued bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea).