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Noun: chiropteran  kI'róp-tu-run
  1. Nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
    - bat, flittermouse [archaic]

Derived forms: chiropterans

Type of: eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal

Part of: Chiroptera, order Chiroptera

Encyclopedia: Chiropteran