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n.1.(Zool.) Having a leaflike membrane on the nose; - said of certain bats, esp. of the genera Phyllostoma and Rhinonycteris. See Vampire.
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The tunnels easily transformed into habitats for the pacific swallow and the Taiwan leaf-nosed bat, according to CNA.
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