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bat

(bat),
A member of the mammalian order Chiroptera.
[M.E. bakke]

bat

(băt)
n.
Any of various nocturnal flying mammals of the order Chiroptera, having membranous wings that extend from the forelimbs to the hind limbs or tail and anatomical adaptations for echolocation, by which they navigate and hunt prey.

bat

A family of small flying mammals, order Chiroptera.
 
Bat pathogens
Duvenhage virus, Histoplasma capsulatum, Kasokero virus, Mokola virus, Lyssavirus, rabies, salmonellosis, Yuli virus.

BAT

Abbreviation for:
behavioural avoidance test
Bivalirudin Angioplasty Trial
blood alcohol testing
blunt abdominal trauma
Breath Alcohol Technician
brown adipose tissue

Bivalirudin Angioplasty Trial  A trial comparing bivalirudin/Angiomax to heparin in patients undergoing percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) for unstable angina.
 
Primary endpoint
In-hospital death, acute MI, target lesion revascularisation.
 
Conclusion
Post-PTCA for unstable angina, ASA and bivalirudin/Angiomax has fewer cardiac and haemorrhagic in-hospital events than ASA and heparin; post-PCI infusion of antithrombotics was used in both study groups.

Logistics
Randomised, double-blinded; 4315 patients—2151 heparin + aspirin, 2161 bivalirudin + aspirin.

BAT

Blunt abdominal trauma. See Blunt trauma.

BAT

Abbreviation for breath alcohol technician.

BAT

Abbrev for brown adipose tissue.

bat

a flying mammal of the order CHIROPTERA, the only true flying vertebrate apart from the birds.
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Perhaps among the most personally gratifying bats for Chris Young are the ones he makes for Major Leaguers.
If the need arises for even more sophistication, through competitive pressures to produce even better-performing bats or, perhaps, to produce nonwood bats for the major leagues that perform very much like wooden bats, there's little doubt that the development of more precise dynamic models of batting and finite element analysis will do the trick.
Bats are protected by law, making it an offence to injure or kill a bat or damage or obstruct access to any place used by bats for shelter or protection.
weight to our 33[inches] and 34[inches] bats for permanent use in practice.
"Mammoth Cave was one of the biggest abusers of bats for years, and it had some of the world's worst gates,' relates Roy Powers, assistant professor of engineering technology at Mountain Empire Community College in western Virginia.
Conversely, he found that while pups are generally attracted to the sonar "echolocation" calls used by adult bats for in-flight navigation, they cannot discriminate their mother's echolocation call from that of an unrelated adult.