Definition of Cheliform

1. a. Having a movable joint or finger closing against a preceding joint or a projecting part of it, so that the whole may be used for grasping, as the claw of a crab; pincherlike.



Definition of Cheliform

1. Adjective. Having the form of a chela ¹

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Definition of Cheliform

1. [adj]

Cheliform Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cheliform

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

Literary usage of Cheliform

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1. A Monograph on the Isopods of North America by Harriet Richardson (1905)
"Legs of first pair not cheliform. 6. ... First pair of legs terminate in a cheliform hand. Abdomen generally composed of six segments, usually distinct. ..."

2. Catalogue of the Specimens of Amphipodous Crustacea in the Collection of the by Charles Spence Bate (1862)
"... feeble and imperfectly cheliform, and the first strong. b. Those that have the second pair of ..."

3. An Introduction to Entomology, Or Elements of the Natural History of Insects by William Kirby, William Spence (1826)
"Mandibles cheliform or ... or cheliform. • Trunk. Legs eight or their representatives: tibiae mostly consisting of two joints. ..."

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