chiropter


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chi·rop·ter·an

 (kī-rŏp′tər-ən) also chi·rop·ter (-rŏp′tər)
n.
Any of various mammals of the order Chiroptera, having forelimbs modified as wings; a bat.

[From New Latin Chīroptera, order name : chiro- + -pter.]

chi·rop′ter·an adj.

chiropter

(kaɪˈrɒptə)
n
(Animals) an animal of the order Chiroptera; a bat

chi•rop•ter

(kaɪˈrɒp tər)

n.
any mammal of the order Chiroptera, comprising the bats.
[1830–40; < New Latin Chiroptera=chiro- chiro- + Greek -ptera, neuter pl. of -pteros -pterous]
chi•rop′ter•an, n., adj.
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