Proboscis

Summary

A fleshy, tube-like structure usually located in the midline of the face or just to one side of the midline. [from HPO]

Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH)1

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Proboscis: An elongated appendage originating from the head of an animal; in invertebrates, the term most often references tubular mouthparts used for feeding and sucking, whilst in vertebrates, the term references an elongated nose or snout.2

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Proboscis: A fleshy, tube-like structure usually located in the midline of the face or just to one side of the midline.

A proboscis has a single cavity. It may be found in association with a malformed nose and absence of one or both nares.3

Causes of Proboscis

Causes may include:4 Causes of Proboscis:

Categories for Proboscis

Category of Proboscis:

  • Experimental Organism Diagnoses
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Categories for Proboscis

Category of Proboscis:

  • Abnormal nasal morphology
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Related Disease and Condition Topics

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References

  1. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ CN188034/ 
  2. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  3. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  4. ibid.
  5. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  6. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology

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