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vampire bat

noun

Simple Definition of vampire bat

  • : a bat from Central and South America that sucks the blood of people and animals

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of vampire bat

  1. :  any of several Central and South American bats (Desmodus rotundus, Diaemus youngi, and Diphylla ecaudata of the subfamily Desmodontinae of the family Phyllostomidae) that feed on the blood of birds and mammals and especially domestic animals and that are sometimes vectors of disease and especially of rabies; also :  any of several other bats (as of the families Megadermatidae and Phyllostomidae) that do not feed on blood but are sometimes reputed to do so


VAMPIRE BAT Defined for Kids

vampire bat

noun

Definition of vampire bat for Students

  1. :  a bat of tropical America that feeds on the blood of birds and mammals




Medical Dictionary

vampire bat

noun

Medical Definition of vampire bat

  1. :  any of several Central and South American bats (Desmodus rotundus, Diaemus youngi, and Diphylla ecaudata) that feed on the blood of birds and mammals and especially domestic animals and that are sometimes vectors of disease and especially of rabies; also :  any of several other bats that do not feed on blood but are sometimes reputed to do so



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