cheiropter

chei*rop"ter

(k*rp"tr), n. (Zol.) One of the Chiroptera; -- an older spelling of chiropter.
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Chei*rop"te*ra

(k*rp"t*r), prop. n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. chei`r hand + ptero`n wing.] (Zol.) An earlier spelling for Chiroptera, an order of Mammalia, including the bats, having four toes of each of the anterior limbs elongated and connected by a web, so that they can be used like wings in flying. See Chiroptera and Bat. [archaic]
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