Cheiroptera
Cheiroptera Chei*rop"te*ra (k[-i]*r[o^]p"t[-e]*r[.a]), prop. n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. chei`r hand + ptero`n wing.] (Zo["o]l.) An earlier spelling for {Chiroptera}, an order of Mammalia, including the bats, having four toes of each of the anterior limbs elongated and connected by a web, so that they can be used like wings in flying. See {Chiroptera} and {Bat}. [archaic] [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • Cheiroptĕra — (Chiroptera), s. Handflügler …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cheiroptera — Cheiroptera, s. Fledermäuse …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • cheiroptera — chiroptera chi*rop te*ra (k[ i]*r[o^]p t[ e]r), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. chei r hand + ptero n wing.] (Zo[ o]l.) an ancient order of mammalia dating to the early Eocene, including the bats. They are nocturnal mouselike mammals having four toes of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cheiroptera — n. type of mammal having four toes of each of the front limbs extended and connected by a web in order that they can be used as wings in flying (this order includes the bats) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Cheiroptera — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chiroptera — Cheiroptera Chei*rop te*ra (k[ i]*r[o^]p t[ e]*r[.a]), prop. n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. chei r hand + ptero n wing.] (Zo[ o]l.) An earlier spelling for {Chiroptera}, an order of Mammalia, including the bats, having four toes of each of the anterior… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chiroptera — chi*rop te*ra (k[ i]*r[o^]p t[ e]r), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. chei r hand + ptero n wing.] (Zo[ o]l.) an ancient order of mammalia dating to the early Eocene, including the bats. They are nocturnal mouselike mammals having four toes of each of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cosmopolitan — Cos mo*pol i*tan, Cosmopolite Cos*mop o*lite, a. 1. Having no fixed residence; at home in any place; free from local attachments or prejudices; not provincial; liberal. [1913 Webster] In other countries taste is perphaps too exclusively national …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cosmopolite — Cosmopolitan Cos mo*pol i*tan, Cosmopolite Cos*mop o*lite, a. 1. Having no fixed residence; at home in any place; free from local attachments or prejudices; not provincial; liberal. [1913 Webster] In other countries taste is perphaps too… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frugivora — Fru*giv o*ra, n. pl. [NL. See {Frugivorous}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The fruit bate; a group of the Cheiroptera, comprising the bats which live on fruits. See {Eruit bat}, under {Fruit}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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