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chelicera

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noun che·lic·era \ki-ˈli-sə-rə\

Definition of chelicera

plural

chelicerae

play \-ˌrē\
  1. :  one of the anterior pair of appendages of an arachnid often specialized as fangs

cheliceral

play \-sə-rəl\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of chelicera

New Latin, from French chélicère, from Greek chēlē + keras horn — more at horn


First Known Use: 1835


Medical Dictionary

chelicera

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noun che·lic·era \ki-ˈlis-ə-rə\

Medical Definition of chelicera

plural

chelicerae

\-ˌrē\play
  1. :  one of the anterior pair of appendages of an arachnid often specialized as fangs

cheliceral

\-ə-rəl\play adjective



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