Pteropus

noun
Ptero·​pus | \ ˈterəpəs \

Definition of Pteropus

: the type genus of Pteropodidae comprising the common fruit bats

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History and Etymology for Pteropus

New Latin, from Greek pteropous wing-footed, from pter- + pous foot

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“Pteropus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pteropus. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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