from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a thin, broad, membranous fold of skin on the nose of many species of bats. It varies greatly in size and form.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A peculiar appendage of the snout of many bats, as the rhinolophine and phyllostomine forms, consisting partly of foliaceous extension and complication of the integument, partly of modified glandular structures (of the same character as those in which the vibriss√¶ of other bats are inserted) well supplied with nerves, the whole forming a delicate and highly sensitive tactile organ. See cut under Phyllorhina.


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