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chiropter

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