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chela

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noun che·la \ˈkē-lə\

Definition of chela

plural

chelae

play \-(ˌ)lē\
  1. :  a pincerlike organ or claw borne by a limb of a crustacean or arachnid



Origin and Etymology of chela

New Latin, from Greek chēlē claw


First Known Use: 1635

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