Definition of phyllostomid in English:

phyllostomid

noun

Zoology
  • A member of the bat family Phyllostomidae, which comprises the leaf-nosed bats of the New World.

adjective

Zoology
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of the family Phyllostomidae.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Isaac Funk (1839–1912), publisher and reformer. From scientific Latin Phyllostomidae, family name from Phyllostomus + -idae, after Phyllostomina.

Pronunciation

phyllostomid

/fɪˈlɒstəmɪd/