Cheiroptera


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Chei`rop´te`ra

    (kî`rǒp´tė`rå)
prop. n. p1.(Zool.) An earlier spelling for Chiroptera, an order of Mammalia, including the bats, having four toes of each of the anterior limbs elongated and connected by a web, so that they can be used like wings in flying. See Chiroptera and Bat.