Dermoptera

plural noun

Der·​mop·​tera
dərˈmäpt(ə)rə
: a small order of eutherian mammals comprising the flying lemurs
dermopteran
(ˈ)⸗¦⸗t(ə)rən
adjective or noun
dermopterous
-t(ə)rəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from derm- + -ptera

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“Dermoptera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dermoptera. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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