Definition of Chelae

1. Noun. (plural of chela) ¹



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Definition of Chelae

1. chela [n] - See also: chela

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chelae

cheiropompholyx
cheiropter
cheiropterous
cheiropters
cheiropterygia
cheiropterygium
cheirosophy
cheirospasm
cheka
chekas
chekelatoun
chekhovichite
chekist
chekists
chela
chelae (current term)
chelandion
chelas
chelaship
chelaships
chelatable
chelate
chelate complex
chelate compound
chelated
chelates
chelating
chelating agent
chelating agents
chelation

Literary usage of Chelae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Sea and Its Living Wonders: A Popular Account of the Marvels of the Deep by Georg Hartwig (1892)
"Compound Eye of the higher Crustaceans. — Respiratory Apparatus of the Decapods.—Digestive Organs.—chelae or Pincers.—Distribution of Crabs.—Land Crabs. ..."

2. The Crayfish of Missouri by Mary Isabelle Steele (1902)
"However, I noticed a difference between the second-form with chelae and the ... The first pair of abdominal appendages of those with chelae are not so ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1905)
"chelae smooth, punctate, inner margin of palm with one or two rows of tubercles, fj Fingers of chelae broad, slightly gaping at base, not bearded. ..."

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