chela


che·la

noun \ˈkē-lə\
plural che·lae \-(ˌ)lē\

Definition of CHELA

:  a pincerlike organ or claw borne by a limb of a crustacean or arachnid

Origin of CHELA

New Latin, from Greek chēlē claw
First Known Use: 1635

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