Definition of pteropodid in English:

pteropodid

noun

Zoology
  • A bat of the family Pteropodidae (or Pteropidae), the only family of the suborder Megachiroptera; an Old World fruit bat.

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or relating to the family Pteropodidae (or Pteropidae).

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

pteropodid

/ˌtɛrəˈpəʊdɪd/