Definition of pteropine in English:

pteropine

adjective

Zoology
rare
  • Of or relating to the genus Pteropus of Old World fruit bats (family Pteropodidae), which comprises the flying foxes.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. From Pteropus + -ine, originally after scientific Latin Pteropina, former tribe name.

Pronunciation

pteropine

/ˈtɛrəpʌɪn/