vespertilionine

vespertilionine

[ves-per-til-ee-uh-nahyn, -nin]
adjective
of or pertaining to the bats of the subfamily Vespertilioninae, common in temperate regions and including most familiar species.

Origin:
1870–75; < Neo-Latin Vespertilionae, equivalent to Vespertilion-, stem of Vespertilio a genus (Latin vespertiliō bat, derivative of vesper evening; see vesper) + -inae -inae

vespertilionid [ves-per-til-ee-uh-nid] , noun, adjective
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vespertilionine (ˌvɛspəˈtɪlɪəˌnaɪn, -nɪn)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Vespertilionidae, a family of common and widespread bats
 
[C17: from Latin vespertīliō a bat, from vesper evening]
 
vespertilionid
 
adj, —n

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