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From phyllo- + Ancient Greek στόμα (stóma, mouth).


phyllostome (plural phyllostomes)

  1. (zoology) Any bat of the genus Phyllostoma or allied genera, having large membranes around the mouth and nose; a nose-leaf bat.

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