Chiroptera

noun plural
Chi·​rop·​tera | \ kī-ˈräp-tə-rə How to pronounce Chiroptera (audio) \

Medical Definition of Chiroptera

: an order of eutherian mammals modified for true flight comprising the recent and extinct bats

Other Words from Chiroptera

chiropter \ kī-​ˈräp-​tər How to pronounce chiropter (audio) \ noun
chiropteran \ (ˈ)kī-​ˈräp-​tə-​rən How to pronounce chiropteran (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Chiroptera.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Chiroptera. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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