adjective che·li·form \ˈkēləˌfȯrm, ˈke-\

Definition of cheliform

  1. :  having a movable joint or finger closing against the adjacent segment so as to form a forcepslike organ —used especially of a crab's claw

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Origin and Etymology of cheliform

borrowed from New Latin cheliformis, from cheli- cheli- + -formis -form

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