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bat

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

Blunt abdominal trauma. See Blunt trauma.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

BAT

Abbreviation for breath alcohol technician.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

BAT

Abbrev for brown adipose tissue.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

bat

a flying mammal of the order CHIROPTERA, the only true flying vertebrate apart from the birds.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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So what a shame pompous art critic and professional snob Brian Sewell wasn't in Liverpool to congratulate her, having called Rose "A mad old bat in second infancy whose scribbles, scrawls and daubs are deplorable rubbish."
Do you suppose that behind every magical nanny there is a cantankerous, opinionated old bat?'.
So you still feel relatively youthful until one day you look in the mirror to find you've morphed into your mother or a mad old bat - and, in my case, both.
When it was suggested she had written down her debit card PIN number and anyone could have seen it, she told the court: "I might be 81 and people may think I'm an old bat but I'm not that dull.
Next the Daft Old Bats gave the Troopers a good game but failed to win any points.
The heart's not just a muscle in the chest, About the size of a tightly clenched fist, Our love should expand to encompass all: The dumpy, the daft old bats and the tall, Ask yourself if there's anything you've missed, And snuggle right down into your own nest.ANDREW TAIT, Jesmond
This has led to a scramble for third place, at present jointly held by the 2Rs and Daft Old Bats, both on 22 points.
Rwandans who fled the 1994 genocide returned home having learnt the game in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, with just a few old bats and balls between them.
Senior staff were either devils, witches or old bats and told off more members of staff than they did pupils.
"Everyone's sort of being misled in a way that they think that the big bats clear the fences easier than what the old bats used to.
As if that wasn't bad enough, days later the same brigade of clueless old bats dedicated an entire show to 'why men shouldn't be midwives'.
Exhibition launches will last for approximately 45 minutes and will comprise light refreshments, speeches, souvenir programmes and an Antiques Roadshow-style session on local cricket memorabilia with West Yorkshire cricket expert Light giving his opinions on any items brought along (eg, old bats, balls, photographs, etc).