- (GenAm) /kaɪˌrɑptəˈɹɑlədʒɪst/
- (RP) /kaɪˌrɒptəˈɹɒlədʒɪst/
- Someone who studies bat (the flying mammals).
- 2001, , Barefoot Hearted: A Wild Life Among Wildlife, Villard (2001), ISBN 9780375504389, page 88: Several years later, after reading three of his books on bats, I placed a call to the venerable chiropterologist Dr. M. Brock Fenton, known as the "batman" of York University in Toronto.
quotations:Synonyms: batologist (colloquial or humorous)