Proboscidian

Pro`bos*cid"i*an

(?), a. (Zol.) Pertaining to the Proboscidea. -- n. One of the Proboscidea.
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Pro*bos`ci*dif"e*ra

(?), n. pl. [NL. See Proboscis, and -ferous.]
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1. (Zol.) An extensive division of pectinibranchiate gastropods, including those that have a long retractile proboscis, with the mouth at the end, as the cones, whelks, tritons, and cowries. See Illust. of Gastropoda, and of Winkle.
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2. (Zol.) A subdivision of the tnioglossate gastropods, including the fig-shells (Pyrula), the helmet shells (Cassis), the tritons, and allied genera.
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