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Any of various nocturnal squirrels of the tribe Pteromyini, having membranes along each side of the body between the forelegs and hind legs that are used for gliding between trees.
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(Animals) any nocturnal sciurine rodent of the subfamily Petauristinae, of Asia and North America. Furry folds of skin between the forelegs and hind legs enable these animals to move by gliding leaps
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any of various nocturnal tree squirrels having extensible folds of skin along the body that permit long leaps.
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|Noun||1.||flying squirrel - nocturnal phalangers that move with gliding leaps using parachute-like folds of skin along the sides of the body|
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