Definition of nose leaf in English:

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nose leaf


A fleshy leaf-shaped structure on the nose of many bats, used for echolocation.
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  • A greater horseshoe bat, so named because of the horseshoe-shape fold of skin called a nose leaf used for echolocation.
  • Greater horseshoe bats are named for the horseshoe-shape of the fold of skin called a nose leaf, which many bat species use for echolocation.

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