Megadermatidae

plural noun
Mega·​der·​mat·​i·​dae

Definition of Megadermatidae

: 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

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History and Etymology for Megadermatidae

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

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“Megadermatidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Megadermatidae. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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