chiropteran
chiropteran chiropteran n. nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate.

Syn: bat. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • chiropteran — n. same as {chiropter}. Syn: chiropter; bat. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chiropteran — noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek cheir hand + pteron wing more at feather Date: 1835 bat III …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chiropteran — /kuy rop teuhr euhn/, n. 1. chiropter. adj. 2. of or pertaining to a chiropter. [1825 35; < NL Chiropter(a) (see CHIROPTER) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • chiropteran — noun Any mammal, of the order Chiroptera, that has forelimbs modified to form wings Syn: bat …   Wiktionary

  • chiropteran — [kʌɪ rɒpt(ə)r(ə)n] noun Zoology a mammal of the order Chiroptera; a bat. Origin from mod. L. Chiroptera, from chiro + Gk pteron wing …   English new terms dictionary

  • chiropteran — chi·rop·ter·an …   English syllables

  • chiropteran — /kaɪˈrɒptərən/ (say kuy roptuhruhn) noun 1. → chiropter. –adjective 2. of or relating to bats …   Australian English dictionary

  • chiropteran — n. any member of the order Chiroptera, with membraned limbs serving as wings including bats and flying foxes. Derivatives: chiropterous adj. Etymology: CHIRO + Gk pteron wing * * * noun nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form… …   Useful english dictionary

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