chiropteran[kī-rŏpˈtər-ən] also chi·rop·ter [-rŏpˈtər]
chiropteran definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A mammal, such as the bat, that is a member of the order Chiroptera and has forelimbs modified as wings.
Origin: From New Latin Chīroptera, order name : chiro- + -pter.
- chi·ropˈter·an adjective
Variant of chiropter
Origin: ; from chiro- plush Classical Greek pteron, wing: see feather
- chiropteran adjective, noun