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leaf-nosed

[′lēf ‚nōzd]
(vertebrate zoology)
Having a leaflike membrane on the nose, as certain bats.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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