Cheli-



1.
a combining form meaning “claws,” used in the formation of compound words:
cheliferous.

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  • Chelicera

    [kuh-lis-er-uh] /kəˈlɪs ər ə/ noun, plural chelicerae [kuh-lis-uh-ree] /kəˈlɪs əˌri/ (Show IPA) 1. one member of the first pair of usually pincerlike appendages of spiders and other arachnids. /kɪˈlɪsərə/ noun (pl) -erae (-əˌriː) 1. one of a pair of appendages on the head of spiders and other arachnids: often modified as food-catching claws

  • Chelicerae

    [kuh-lis-er-uh] /kəˈlɪs ər ə/ noun, plural chelicerae [kuh-lis-uh-ree] /kəˈlɪs əˌri/ (Show IPA) 1. one member of the first pair of usually pincerlike appendages of spiders and other arachnids. /kɪˈlɪsərə/ noun (pl) -erae (-əˌriː) 1. one of a pair of appendages on the head of spiders and other arachnids: often modified as food-catching claws n. 1831, […]



  • Chelicerate

    [kuh-lis-er-uh] /kəˈlɪs ər ə/ noun, plural chelicerae [kuh-lis-uh-ree] /kəˈlɪs əˌri/ (Show IPA) 1. one member of the first pair of usually pincerlike appendages of spiders and other arachnids. /kɪˈlɪsəˌreɪt/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Chelicerata, a subphylum of arthropods, including arachnids and the horseshoe crab, in which the first pair of […]

  • Cheliferous

    [kuh-lif-er-uh s] /kəˈlɪf ər əs/ adjective 1. bearing chelae.



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