Chelura

noun Che·lu·ra \kəˈlu̇rə\

Definition of Chelura

  1. :  a genus of marine amphipod Crustacea that bore into and sometimes destroy timber

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Origin and Etymology of chelura

borrowed from New Latin, from chel- chel- + -ura -ura; probably so named from the long, claw-like third uropod of the animal


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