Proboscidifera : Definition


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Definitions of Proboscidifera

Pronunciation : Pro*bos`ci*dif"e*ra
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [NL. See Proboscis, and -ferous.]
Definition : 1. (Zoöl.)

Defn: 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.

2. (Zoöl.)

Defn: A subdivision of the tænioglossate gastropods, including the fig-shells (Pyrula), the helmet shells (Cassis), the tritons, and allied genera.

Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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