Megachiroptera

plural noun
Mega·​chiroptera

Definition of Megachiroptera

: a suborder of Chiroptera comprising the large powerful Old World fruit bats that are distinguished by smooth-crowned molars and a claw on the index finger

Other Words from Megachiroptera

megachiropteran \ "+ \ adjective or noun
megachiropterous \ "+ \ adjective

History and Etymology for Megachiroptera

New Latin, from mega- + Chiroptera

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“Megachiroptera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Megachiroptera. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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