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: a genus (the type of the family Nycteridae) of African and Asiatic bats comprising the hollow-faced bats


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taxonomic synonym of lasiurus


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noun combining form

: bat
in generic names

Word History



New Latin, from Greek nykteris bat, from nykt-, nyx night

New Latin, from Greek nykteris bat

Noun combining form

New Latin, from Nycteris

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“Nycteris.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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