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nose leaf

noun
1.
a leaflike outgrowth of skin on the nose of various bats, thought to be sensitive to vibrations of the air.
Origin of nose leaf
1830-1840
1830-40
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  • The nose-leaf has a narrower outline and its sella is more wedge-shaped; the lancet slender with a wedge-shaped tip.

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