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dermopteran

[ der-mop-ter-uhn, -truhn ]
/ dərˈmɒp tər ən, -trən /
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noun
any member of the order Dermoptera, comprising the flying lemurs.
adjective
of or relating to the dermopterans.
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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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