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Meaning of CHELICERA

Pronunciation:  ku'lisuru

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  either of the first pair of fang-like appendages near the mouth of an arachnid; often modified for grasping and piercing
 

CHELICERA is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: appendage, extremity, member

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Che*lic"e*ra\ (k[-e]*l[i^]s"[-e]*r[.a]), n.; pl.
{Chelicer[ae]} (-r[=e]). [NL., fr. Gr. chhlh` claw + ke`ras
horn.] (Zo["o]l.)
One of the anterior pair of mouth organs, terminated by a
pincherlike claw, in scorpions and allied Arachnida. They are
homologous with the falcers of spiders, and probably with the
mandibles of insects.

 

 

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