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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History and Etymology for Hipposideros

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 10 Jul. 2020.

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