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chi·rop·ter·an (kī-rŏp′tər-ən) also chi·rop·ter (-rŏp′tər)
Any of various mammals of the order Chiroptera, having forelimbs modified as wings; a bat.
[From New Latin Chīroptera
, order name
(Animals) an animal of the order Chiroptera; a bat
chi•rop•ter (kaɪˈrɒp tər)
any mammal of the order Chiroptera, comprising the bats.
[1830–40; < New Latin Chiroptera
- + Greek -ptera,
neuter pl. of -pteros -pterous
chi•rop′ter•an, n., adj.
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Small creatures called chiropters
live in trees and glide like flying squirrels from branch to branch, but among them a mutant is born named Dusk, who has the ability to fly and to see in the dark.