Der*mop"te*ra (?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. skin + wing.]
The division of insects which includes the earwigs (Forticulidae).
A group of lemuroid mammals having a parachutelike web of skin between the fore and hind legs, of which the colugo (Galeopithecus) is the type. See Colugo.
An order of Mammalia; the Cheiroptera.
[Written also Dermaptera, and Dermatoptera.]
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