Translation of trunk in Spanish:

trunk

Pronunciation: /trʌŋk/

n

  • 1 1.1 (of tree) tronco (masculine)
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    • Trees with large trunks and deep anchoring roots represent the ultimate challenge in withstanding oxygen-deprivation in wetland habitats.
    • He then sat down with his back to Hunter and Jason and began rooting through the fallen trunk of a tree.
    • Many plants have a number of distinct organs: roots, stems or trunks, leaves, fertile parts.
    1.2 (torso) tronco (masculine)
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    • The somites, now positioned on either side of the neural tube, give rise to the vertebrae and ribs, to the muscles of the trunk and limbs, and also contribute to the dermis of the skin.
    • The rash usually starts on the trunk of the body in red bumps.
    • They are unlike chickenpox, which develops first on the trunk of the body and is seen in various stages of development.
    1.3 (of elephant) trompa (feminine)
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    • The trunk of an Asian elephant is so exquisitely prehensile that it can pick up a dime from a concrete floor.
    • The elephants nosed their trunks toward the stream, taking sips with two finger-like appendages.
    • The bones belong to an animal in the order Proboscidea - large mammals with trunks - the same order that includes living elephants.

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