Definition of molossid in US English:

molossid

noun

Zoology
  • A bat of the family Molossidae, which comprises the mastiff bats and free-tailed bats.

adjective

Zoology
  • Of, relating to, or designating bats of the family Molossidae.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Journal of Experimental Zoology. From scientific Latin Molossidae, family name from Molossus, genus name + -idae.

Pronunciation

molossid

/məˈlɒsɪd/