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  • n. Any of the bats of the genus Stenoderma.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any species of bat belonging to the genus Stenoderma, native of the West Indies and South America. These bats have a short or rudimentary tail and a peculiarly shaped nose membrane.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bat of the genus Stenoderma; a stenodermine.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek narrow, little + -derm. (Wiktionary)

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  • Any bat of the genus Stenoderma, whose members are characterized by having a contracted alar (wing) membrane (Oxford English Dictionary).

    August 8, 2011