Emballonuridae

plural noun Em·bal·lo·nu·ri·dae \(ˌ)emˌbaləˈn(y)u̇rəˌdē\

Definition of Emballonuridae

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

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Origin and Etymology of emballonuridae

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 — more at emblem


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