plural noun

: a family of insectivorous bats having the face obliquely truncated, no nose leaf, and the tail partly free

Word History


New Latin, from Emballonura, type genus (from Greek emballōn —present participle of emballein to throw in—+ New Latin -ura) + -idae; from the loose appearance of the tail

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“Emballonuridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Emballonuridae. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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