• WordNet 3.6
    • n Desmodus type genus of the Desmodontidae: vampire bats
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n desmodus A remarkable genus of South American phyllostomine bats, typical of the group Desmodontes, family Phyllostomatidæ, having no molar teeth and no calcar. D. rufus, a common and troublesome blood-sucking species, is the type.
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In literature:

VAMPIRE BAT (Desmodus D'Orbigny).
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin

In news:

The common vampire bat ( Desmodus rotundus ) Pascual Soriano.