Myotis

noun
My·​o·​tis | \ mīˈōtə̇s \

Definition of Myotis

: a very large cosmopolitan genus of vespertilionid bats comprising the common brown bats and numerous related forms

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History and Etymology for Myotis

New Latin, from my- + -otis (from Greek ōt-, -ous ear)

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“Myotis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Myotis. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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