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A bat of the family Pteropodidae (or Pteropidae), the only family of the suborder Megachiroptera; an Old World fruit bat.
Of or relating to the family Pteropodidae (or Pteropidae).
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Isaac Funk (1839–1912), publisher and reformer. From Pteropod-, taken as stem of scientific Latin Pteropus Pteropus + -id, after scientific Latin Pteropodidae, family name.
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