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.
Defn: A subdivision of the tænioglossate gastropods, including the fig-shells (Pyrula), the helmet shells (Cassis), the tritons, and allied genera.
pl. Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913