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[kee-luh-ped, kel-uh-] /ˈki ləˌpɛd, ˈkɛl ə-/

(in decapod crustaceans) either of the pair of appendages bearing a chela.

1859, Modern Latin, from chela “claw,” from Greek khele “claw” (see chelicerae) + Latin pod-, stem of pes “foot” (see foot (n.)).


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