Dermoptera

Dermoptera

Der*mop"te*ra\, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? skin + ? wing.]

1. (Zo["o]l.) The division of insects which includes the earwigs (Forticulid[ae]).

2. (Zo["o]l.) A group of lemuroid mammals having a parachutelike web of skin between the fore and hind legs, of which the colugo (Galeopithecus) is the type. See Colugo.

3. (Zo["o]l.) An order of Mammalia; the Cheiroptera. [Written also Dermaptera, and Dermatoptera.]
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