(Latin: to draw out, to drink; to draw water, to swallow)
A proboscis is a hollow organ or tube attached to the head, or connected with the mouth, of various animals, and generally used when taking in food or drink; a snout; a trunk.
2. Adapted for sucking; such as, the mouthparts of certain insects.
2. An absorbent organ originating on fungal hypha of a parasite and penetrating into a cell of the host.
It is most often associated with obligate parasites but is produced also by some facultative parasites.