Chelifer

noun

Chel·​i·​fer
ˈkeləfə(r)
: the genus of the common book scorpion (order Pseudoscorpiones)

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from New Latin, literally, "pincer-bearing," from cheli- cheli- + Latin -fer -fer

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“Chelifer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chelifer. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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