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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Linnean genus of mammals, the fourth and last genus of the Linnean order Primates, containing 6 species, and coextensive with the modern order Chiroptera.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A genus of bats including some of the common small insectivorous species of North America and Europe.

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  • noun a genus of Vespertilionidae

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  • a genus of bat.

    October 19, 2008