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cheliped

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noun che·li·ped \ˈkē-lə-ˌped\

Definition of cheliped

  1. :  one of the pair of legs that bears the large chelae in decapod crustaceans



Origin and Etymology of cheliped

Greek chēlē claw + English -i- + -ped


First Known Use: 1869


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