chelicera


che·lic·era

noun \ki-ˈli-sə-rə\
plural che·lic·er·ae\-ˌrē\

Definition of CHELICERA

:  one of the anterior pair of appendages of an arachnid often specialized as fangs
che·lic·er·al \-sə-rəl\ adjective

Origin of CHELICERA

New Latin, from French chélicère, from Greek chēlē + keras horn — more at horn
First Known Use: 1835

che·lic·era

noun \ki-ˈlis-ə-rə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural che·lic·er·ae \-ˌrē\

Medical Definition of CHELICERA

: one of the anterior pair of appendages of an arachnid often specialized as fangs
che·lic·er·al \-ə-rəl\ adjective

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