variants: or chelo- or before vowels chel-

Definition of cheli-

: pincerlike claw : chela entry 1 chelicera

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History and Etymology for cheli-

borrowed from New Latin, from chela chela entry 1 + -i- -i- or -o- -o-

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“Cheli-.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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