from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A mammal, such as the bat, that is a member of the order Chiroptera and has forelimbs modified as wings.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any mammal, of the order Chiroptera, that has forelimbs modified to form wings
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. same as chiropter.
- n. nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the Chiroptera.
- n. A chiropter; a bat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
The chiropteran bared his teeth and hissed a stream of liquid at me.
Approaches, methods, and the future of the chiropteran monophyly controversy: a reply to J.
Penial morphology and the question of chiropteran monophyly.
What about "Batboy: The Musical", based on the infamous chiropteran creation of the Weekly World News?
Teeling et al. 2000, 2002, Liu et al. 2001) but note that many of these studies (Hutcheon et al. 1998, Teeling et al. 2000, 2002, Liu et al. 2001) did not support Pettigrew's idea of chiropteran diphyly.