am·​plex·​i·​cau·​date | \ ¦amˌpleksə¦-, am¦p- \

Definition of amplexicaudate

: having the whole tail included in the interfemoral web used of various bats

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First Known Use of amplexicaudate

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amplexicaudate

International Scientific Vocabulary amplexi- (from Latin amplexus, past participle of amplecti) + caudate

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“Amplexicaudate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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