Definition of chiropteran in English:

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chiropteran

Pronunciation: /kīˈräptərən/
Zoology

noun

A mammal of the order Chiroptera; a bat.
Example sentences
  • To delve further into this subject, check out our new exhibits on vertebrate flight and chiropteran flight.
  • The molecular clock applied herein suggests that the first divergence among chiropterans dates back to approximately 62 MYA.
  • Lyssavirus is found naturally among chiropteran and carnivoran mammals and is spread by the exchange of body fluids.

adjective

Relating to or denoting chiropterans.
Example sentences
  • The molecular phylogeny presented here is consistent with either two independent origins of echolocation within the chiropteran lineage or a single origin.
  • The relaxed Bayesian clock method following the methodology outlined in Matthee et al. was used to date the evolution of the various chiropteran lineages.
  • The limitation of using single markers for resolving family-level chiropteran relationships was highlighted by the results obtained from analyses of individual nuclear intron fragments.

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Syllabification: chi·rop·ter·an

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