cheliped

noun
che·​li·​ped | \ ˈkē-lə-ˌped How to pronounce cheliped (audio) \

Definition of cheliped

: one of the pair of legs that bears the large chelae in decapod crustaceans

First Known Use of cheliped

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cheliped

Greek chēlē claw + English -i- + -ped

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“Cheliped.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cheliped. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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