phyllostome definition

  • noun:
    • Any bat associated with the genus Phyllostoma or allied genera, having huge membranes all over mouth and nostrils; a nose-leaf bat.
    • Any bat of the genus Phyllostoma, or allied genera, having large membranes across the mouth and nostrils; a nose-leaf bat.
    • A leaf-nosed bat of genus Phyllostoma or family members Phyllostomatidæ.
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