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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various mammals of the order Chiroptera, having forelimbs modified as wings; a bat.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the Chiroptera.
  • noun A chiropter; a bat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate.
  • noun same as chiropter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun zoology Any mammal, of the order Chiroptera, that has forelimbs modified to form wings

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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