[ ves-per-til-ee-uh-nahyn, -nin ]
/ ˌvɛs pərˈtɪl i əˌnaɪn, -nɪn /
of or relating to the bats of the subfamily Vespertilioninae, common in temperate regions and including most familiar species.
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Origin of vespertilionine
OTHER WORDS FROM vespertilionineves·per·til·i·o·nid [ves-per-til-ee-uh-nid], /ˌvɛs pərˈtɪl i ə nɪd/, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vespertilionine
/ (ˌvɛspəˈtɪlɪəˌnaɪn, -nɪn) /
of, relating to, or belonging to the Vespertilionidae, a family of common and widespread bats
Derived forms of vespertilioninevespertilionid (ˌvɛspəˈtɪlɪənɪd), adjective, noun
Word Origin for vespertilionine
C17: from Latin vespertīliō a bat, from vesper evening
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