Definition of rhinolophid in US English:

rhinolophid

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or relating to bats of the Old World microchiropteran family Rhinolophidae, which comprises the horseshoe bats; designating such a bat.

noun

Zoology
  • A rhinolophid bat; a horseshoe bat.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Henry Johnston (1842–1919). From scientific Latin Rhinolophus, genus name + -id, after scientific Latin Rhinolophidae, family name.

Pronunciation

rhinolophid

/rʌɪˈnɒləfɪd/