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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Cheiroptera  \Chei*rop"te*ra\,  n.  pl  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  hand  +  ? 
  wing.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  order  of  mammalia,  including  the  bats,  having  four  toes  of 
  each  of  the  anterior  limbs  elongated  and  connected  by  a  web, 
  so  that  they  can  be  used  like  wings  in  flying.  See  {Bat}.