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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having hands formed for flight by enormous development of the digits and their webbing; chiropterous: specifically applied to bats. See cut under Pteropus.

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

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Having wings that are like hands in the structure and arrangement of their bones; -- said of bats. See cheiroptera.

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