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npl  -bos*cis*es  also  -bos*ci*des   :  any of various elongated or extensible tubular organs or processes esp. of the oral region of an invertebrate: as  a  :  a sucking organ of insects (as houseflies or mosquitoes) that is often also adapted for piercing  b  :  one of the complex protrusible holdfasts on the scolex of certain tapeworms .
Similar sounding terms:  para·bi·o·sis 

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