Definition of chiropteran in English:

chiropteran

noun

Zoology
  • A mammal of the order "Chiroptera"; a bat.

    • ‘It briefly reviews the history of chiropteran viruses and discusses their emergence in the context of geography, phylogeny, and ecology.’
    • ‘To delve further into this subject, check out our new exhibits on vertebrate flight and chiropteran flight.’
    • ‘Chiropteran rabies in Florida is analyzed for the 20-year period 1954 to 1973.’
    • ‘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

Zoology
  • Relating to or denoting chiropterans.

    • ‘To delve further into this subject, check out our new exhibits on vertebrate flight and chiropteran flight.’
    • ‘Lyssavirus is found naturally among chiropteran and carnivoran mammals and is spread by the exchange of body fluids.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

chiropteran

/kaɪˈrɑptərən//kīˈräptərən/