Dermoptera

plural noun
Der·​mop·​tera | \ dərˈmäpt(ə)rə \

Definition of Dermoptera

: a small order of eutherian mammals comprising the flying lemurs

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Other Words from Dermoptera

dermopteran \ (ˈ)⸗¦⸗t(ə)rən \ adjective or noun
dermopterous \ -​t(ə)rəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Dermoptera

New Latin, from derm- + -ptera

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“Dermoptera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dermoptera. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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