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chiropter

[ kahy-rop-ter ]
/ kaɪˈrɒp tər /
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noun
any mammal of the order Chiroptera, comprising the bats.
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Origin of chiropter

<New Latin Chiroptera, equivalent to chiro-chiro- + Greek -ptera, neuter plural of -pteros-pterous; so named because the wing membranes are supported by the extended digits of the forelimbs; cf. -pter
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