vespertilionine

[ ves-per-til-ee-uh-nahyn, -nin ]

adjective
  1. of or relating to the bats of the subfamily Vespertilioninae, common in temperate regions and including most familiar species.

Origin of vespertilionine

1
1870–75; <New Latin Vespertilionae, equivalent to Vespertilion-, stem of Vespertilio a genus (Latin vespertiliō bat, derivative of vesper evening; see vesper) + -inae-inae

Other words from vespertilionine

  • ves·per·til·i·o·nid [ves-per-til-ee-uh-nid], /ˌvɛs pərˈtɪl i ə nɪd/, noun, adjective

Words Nearby vespertilionine

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British Dictionary definitions for vespertilionine

vespertilionine

/ (ˌvɛspəˈtɪlɪəˌnaɪn, -nɪn) /


adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Vespertilionidae, a family of common and widespread bats

Origin of vespertilionine

1
C17: from Latin vespertīliō a bat, from vesper evening

Derived forms of vespertilionine

  • vespertilionid (ˌvɛspəˈtɪlɪənɪd), adjective, noun

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