dermopteran

[der-mop-ter-uh n, -truh n]

noun

any member of the order Dermoptera, comprising the flying lemurs.

adjective

of or relating to the dermopterans.

Origin of dermopteran

< New Latin Dermopter(a) (< Greek, neuter plural of dermópteros having wings of skin (term used by Aristotle to describe bats); see dermo-, -pterous) + -an
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