Des·​mo·​dus dez-ˈmōd-əs How to pronounce Desmodus (audio)
: a monotypic genus of a subfamily (Desmodontinae of the family Phyllostomidae) containing a common South American vampire bat (D. rotundus)

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“Desmodus.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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