dermopteran

dermopteran

[der-mop-ter-uhn, -truhn]
noun
1.
any member of the order Dermoptera, comprising the flying lemurs.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to the dermopterans.

Origin:
< Neo-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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