chelicera

noun
che·lic·era | \ki-ˈli-sə-rə \
plural chelicerae\-ˌrē \

Definition of chelicera 

: one of the anterior pair of appendages of an arachnid often specialized as fangs

Other Words from chelicera

cheliceral \-sə-rəl \ adjective

First Known Use of chelicera

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chelicera

New Latin, from French chélicère, from Greek chēlē + keras horn — more at horn

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chelicera

noun
che·lic·era | \ki-ˈlis-ə-rə \
plural chelicerae\-ˌrē \

Medical Definition of chelicera 

: one of the anterior pair of appendages of an arachnid often specialized as fangs

Other Words from chelicera

cheliceral \-ə-rəl \ adjective

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