Definition of natalid in US English:

natalid

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or relating to the family Natalidae of small, long-legged insectivorous bats of North and Central America, characterized by large funnel-shaped ears and a nose tufted with hair but lacking a nose-leaf.

noun

Zoology
  • A natalid bat.

Origin

1950s. From scientific Latin Natalidae, family name from Natalus, genus name, of uncertain origin + -idae.

Pronunciation

natalid

/nəˈteɪlɪd/