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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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Allometry and functional constraints on proboscis lengths in butterflies.
As proboscis monkeys (Nasalis larvatus) often sleep along rivers and form bands (aggregations of one male groups) at their sleeping sites, understanding sleeping site selection may shed light on two unusual aspects of this species' socioecology: their close association with rivers and their multilevel social organization.
Gaya Island luxury resort, main, and clockwise from top left: a proboscis monkey; in-house naturalist Justin Juhun; locals enjoying a foot massage at the Gaya Street Sunday market in Kota Kinabalu and the Kampung Luanti fish spa in Ranau.
Paralarvae were dried (Samdri PVT 3B drier) for scanning electron microscopy and sputter-coated with palladium (Denton Vacuum Desk II sputter coater) for further description of form and size of suckers in the proboscis and arms with a Hitachi S-3000N scanning electron microscope.
They have huge noses, gouty demeanours, pale faces and a permanent state of arousal like large sections of the English aristocracy" - Comedian and wildlife expert Bill Bailey's description of the proboscis monkey.
SCOTS kids have sent two Comic Relief red noses where no proboscis has probed before.
For individuals missing the proboscis or in which the proboscis already had separated into tentacles, identification was based on the characteristic inverted-T funnel-locking cartilage of this family.
He'd found a Hummingbird Hawkmoth, a gorgeous orange-winged insect with black-and-white bottom and a proboscis that it sticks in flowers to find nectar.
The royal couple were especially interested in the conservation efforts of the forest and its wildlife, particularly its world-famous orang-utans and proboscis monkeys.
Spend an afternoon sighting proboscis monkeys in Bako National Park, and visit the famous Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary.
11 In mammals, a proboscis is a long, flexible what?
Gaya Island Resort is an ideal launching pad to discover Borneo, which offers idyllic golden sand beaches, diving sites of spectacular underwater havens, ancient tropical rainforests home to many rare species, including orangutans and proboscis monkeys.
Lead accumulation was found in different organs with the greatest accumulation in the stomach and lesser in the esophagus, gill, rectum, digestive gland, proboscis, and foot.
The singer with the already large proboscis says, "I may have to have my nose fixed and with this nose it's going to require major surgery
They were, she said, ``bigger than my nose in the film,'' in which she played novelist Virginia Woolf with a prosthetic proboscis.