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aliped

[al-uh-ped]Zoology
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adjective
  1. having the toes connected by a winglike membrane, as a bat.
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noun
  1. an aliped animal.
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Origin of aliped

First recorded in 1725–35, aliped is from the Latin word āliped- (stem of ālipēs wing-footed). See ala, -ped
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Historical Examples

  • Wing′-foot′ed, having wings on the feet, aliped; Wing′less, without wings.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

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British Dictionary definitions for aliped

aliped

adjective
  1. (of bats and similar animals) having the digits connected by a winglike membrane
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noun
  1. an aliped animal
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin ālipēs having winged feet, from āla wing + -ped
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