Chelae



[kee-luh] /ˈki lə/

noun, plural chelae
[kee-lee] /ˈki li/ (Show IPA)
1.
the pincerlike organ or claw terminating certain limbs of crustaceans and arachnids.
[chey-lah] /ˈtʃeɪ lɑ/
noun
1.
(in India) a disciple of a religious teacher.
/ˈkiːlə/
noun (pl) lae (-liː)
1.
a large pincer-like claw of such arthropods as the crab and scorpion
/ˈtʃeɪlə/
noun
1.
(Hinduism) a disciple of a religious teacher

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