Any of various mammals of the order Chiroptera, having forelimbs modified as wings; a bat.
Origin of chiropteranFrom New Latin Chīroptera, order name : chiro– + –pter.
- (zoology) Any mammal, of the order Chiroptera, that has forelimbs modified to form wings
Variant of chiropter
Origin of chiropter; from chiro- + Classical Greek pteron, wing: see feather