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- adj. Belonging to the Cheiroptera, or bat family.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. chiropterous; belonging to the Chiroptera, or Bat family.
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Even when comic-book creators try to provide a reason for a cape, as in Batman's cheiropterous disguise, we all know the real reason for one is simply that a cape looks cool in the artwork.