Of or relating to the family Natalidae of small, long-legged insectivorous bats of North and Central America, characterized by large funnel-shaped ears and a nose tufted with hair but lacking a nose-leaf.
"natalid organ" noun an organ on the face peculiar to natalids, of unknown function.
A natalid bat.
1950s. From scientific Latin Natalidae, family name from Natalus, genus name, of uncertain origin + -idae.