Definition of Cheliferous

1. Adjective. Having chelae.

Partainyms: Chela



Definition of Cheliferous

1. a. Having cheliform claws, like a crab.

Definition of Cheliferous

1. Adjective. Having chelae (cheliform claws) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cheliferous

chelatometric
chelator
chelators
chelerythrine
cheletropic
chelicera
chelicerae
cheliceral
chelicerate
chelicerates
chelicerous
chelidamic
chelidamic acid
chelidon
chelidonius
cheliferous (current term)
cheliform
cheliped
chelipeds
chelkarite
cheloid
cheloid scar
cheloids
chelone
chelones
chelonian
chelonian reptile
chelonians
chelotropic
chelp

Literary usage of Cheliferous

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1. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1864)
"cheliferous segment oval, yellowish ; claws short and stout, testaceous at the segment is finely pubescent. tips. Appendages, viewed laterally, prominent, ..."

2. Magazine of Natural History edited by John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson (1885)
"This division comprises three orders: — 1st, the Amphipoda, or Leaping Shrimps, having the fore-legs generally large and cheliferous, and the body ..."

3. A History of the British Sessile-eyed Crustacea by Charles Spence Bate, John Obadiah Westwood (1868)
"... (and consequently possessing seven pairs of legs), of which, at least, the anterior pair is of a large size and more or less cheliferous. ..."

4. Proteus; Or, Unity in Nature. by Charles Bland Radcliffe (1877)
"It is possible to see why it is that the maxillae and the base of the large cheliferous palps of the spider should contain caecal prolongations of the ..."

5. Philosophical Transactions by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1759)
"... or claws : fix of the hinder ones on each fide, he fays, are cheliferous. This account differing from that given by the ingenious Mr. Turberville ..."

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