Hipposideros

noun

Hip·​po·​si·​de·​ros
ˌhi(ˌ)pōsə̇ˈdirəs,
-ˌsīˈd-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Hipposideros.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hipposideros. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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