Hipposideros

noun Hip·po·si·de·ros \ ˌhi(ˌ)pōsə̇ˈdirəs , -ˌsīˈd- \

Definition of Hipposideros

: a large genus (the type of the family Hipposideridae) of horseshoe bats comprising some 40 species and ranging from northwest Africa to the Philippines and Australia

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Origin and Etymology of hipposideros

New Latin, from hipp- + Greek sidēros iron, object made of iron


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