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Synonyms for proboscis

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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draconis complex are distinctive and were found to be attached to the ventral base of the proboscis of P.
Inouye (1978) inferred that the foraging preferences resulted from consumptive competition, and that the match between proboscis length and corolla tube length provided a basis for resource partitioning by the bees.
The funny-looking proboscis (pro-BAHS-ihs)_ monkey is named for its most noticeable feature -- its proboscis, or "long nose.
When a corn earworm moth finds a tasty treat, it begins to feed by extending a long tube, the proboscis, that is normally coiled against its head.
The seventh line, a ring of gold claws, sickle-shaped, a coiled proboscis, and the head, shining, pulling a swollen body free.
Member of the order Lepidoptera have, like some other insects, a proboscis - a tongue/needle-like tube they use for sucking and eating.
Both nymphs and adults of the genus Dysdercus have strong proboscis, a needle like stylet meant for piercing and sucking of plant sap (Elzinga, 1997; Wilson et al.
Six new bridges will be constructed, including over Sungai Samunsam, in the sanctuary which houses the Proboscis monkey.
The proboscis is cylindrical somewhat swollen mid body with 10 to 12 longitudinal rows of 16 hooks each.
London, Aug 28 ( ANI ): Blobfish, axolotl and proboscis monkey are battling it out for the ugliest animals on earth title.
the man with lobster-claw hands, and now, the man with the spinning-drill-bit proboscis.
Shots from an 18-month camera trap project in the middle of the Borneo jungle have revealed the presence of cheeky long-tailed macaques - flashing a toothy grin - as well as a family of lounging otters, a terrified-looking leopard, orangutans, a family of big-nose proboscis monkeys and herds of elephants.
Lyneborg (1972) stated that the genera Xestomyza Wiedemann, Braunsophila Krober and Ceratosathe Lyneborg form a monophyletic group, these being characterised by: proboscis longer than head; broad gena; frons possessing numerous setae; and more than three pairs of dorsocentral macrosetae.
Located just off the coast of Kota Kinabalu and set on the shores of Pulau Gaya, the largest island in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Gaya Island Resort offers a launching pad to discover Borneo and all that it has to offer -- beaches, diving sites and rainforests, offering a home to many rare species including the orangutan and the proboscis monkey.
Numbers of proboscis monkeys - famed for their long noses - have declined to around 5,900 on the Malaysian island of Borneo, with their river and coastal habitats being destroyed to make way for palm-oil plantations.