Definition of proboscidiform in US English:

proboscidiform

adjective

Zoology
  • Having the form or shape of a proboscis; resembling a proboscis.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Sharp MacLeay (1792–1865), entomologist. From classical Latin proboscid-, proboscis proboscis + -iform.

Pronunciation

proboscidiform

/ˌprɒbəˈsɪdɪfɔːm/