cheiroptera

Cheiroptera

Chei*rop"te*ra\, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? hand + ? wing.] (Zo["o]l.) An order of mammalia, including the bats, having four toes of each of the anterior limbs elongated and connected by a web, so that they can be used like wings in flying. See Bat.
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