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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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2-3): generally brown on snout, dorsally on head and body, grading to golden brown on lower side of body, and white on ventral surface; numerous clusters of mainly 2-3 dark polygonal spots (largest about equal to eye) and widely scattered, much smaller, white spots in brownish matrix between dark clusters; two (paratype) or three (holotype), progressively smaller dark grey brown saddles across back from rear edge of head to dorsal-fin base, a similar saddle between dorsal fins, and 4-5 additional dark saddles on dorsal edge of tail; four large saddles on body with narrow white or pale grey anterior and posterior margins; fragmented post-cephalic mark (Fig.
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