Proboscis

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In general, a proboscis (from Greek pro "before" and baskein "to feed") is an elongated appendage from the head of an animal. The most common usage is to refer to the tubular feeding and sucking organ of certain invertebrates like insects, worms (including proboscis worms) and mollusks. The elephant's trunk is also called a proboscis. The term is used for primate organs as well: an elongated human nose is sometimes called a proboscis and the Proboscis Monkey is named for its enormous nose.Template:Anatomy-stub

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