plural noun

: a family of tropical Old World carnivorous bats with large ears united across the forehead, a large nose leaf, and no external tail see big-eared bat, false vampire bat

Word History


New Latin, from Megadermat-, Megaderma, type genus (from mega- + -derma) + idae

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“Megadermatidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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