Definition of Cheliped

1. Noun. (anatomy) A leg bearing a chela, or pincer-like claw. ¹



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Definition of Cheliped

1. a leg bearing a large chela in decapod crustaceans [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cheliped

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

Literary usage of Cheliped

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1. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences by Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (1873)
"2, inner surface of the hand of the larger cheliped of a male. 2s and 2*>, outer surface of the hand of the larger cheliped in two males. ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"The crab's cheliped was detached onto the right forefoot of the otter, which then fled to a ... If the crab detached a cheliped during the attack phase, ..."

3. Synopsis of the True Crabs (Brachyura) of Monterey Bay, California by Frank Walter Weymouth (1910)
"Carpus of cheliped with a single spine above at distal end; dactyls of ambulatory legs, especially those of last pair, much flattened. C. magister dd. ..."

4. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th Series by California academy of sciences (1876)
"The chelipeds of the female closely resemble the smaller cheliped of the male. ... The fingers of the larger cheliped are very short, the dactylus does not ..."

5. The Reptiles of the Pacific Coast and Great Basin: An Account of the Species by John Van Denburgh (1897)
"The smaller cheliped in the fei of the male but the larger ... the ischium is like that of the smaller cheliped and t the same but stouter and furnished ..."

6. Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York by New York Academy of Sciences (1862)
"Left cheliped very small, scarce over-reaching the extremity of the carpus of the right one, slender, rather compressed, spinulose and ..."

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