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snout

(snout)
n.
a. The projecting nose, jaws, or anterior facial part of an animal's head.
b. A similar prolongation of the anterior portion of the head in certain insects, such as weevils; a rostrum.
c. A spout or nozzle shaped like such a projection.

snout

the upper lip and the apex of the nose, especially of the pig. Called also rostrum. Has a specialized skin to survive the rigors of rooting, is supported by a separate bone (the os rostri), and also has a few sensory hairs.

snout rubbing
a vice of pigs characterized by rubbing the snout into the flank until a friction sore develops.
snout twitch
see hog holder.
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By tweaking the DNA of chickens in the early stages of their evelopment, scientists were able to rewind evolutionary progress and give the creatures snouts, which are thought to have been lost in the cretaceous period millions of years ago.
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