Chelifer

noun
Chel·​i·​fer | \ ˈkeləfə(r) \

Definition of Chelifer

: the genus of the common book scorpion (order Pseudoscorpiones)

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History and Etymology for Chelifer

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 2 Aug. 2021.

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