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chi·rop·ter·an(kī-rŏp′tər-ən) also chi·rop·ter (-rŏp′tər)
Any of various mammals of the order Chiroptera, having forelimbs modified as wings; a bat.
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(Animals) Also : chiropterous of, relating to, or belonging to the Chiroptera, an order of placental mammals comprising the bats
(Animals) Also called: chiropter a bat
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|Noun||1.||chiropteran - nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate|
eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal - mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
Chiroptera, order Chiroptera - an old order dating to early Eocene: bats: suborder Megachiroptera (fruit bats); suborder Microchiroptera (insectivorous bats)
carnivorous bat, microbat - typically having large ears and feeding primarily on insects; worldwide in distribution
wing - a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)
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