subchela

noun

sub·​chela
¦səb+
plural subchelae
: a grasping organ of the limbs of some crustaceans (as of the genus Squilla) in which the terminal segment folds back against the next one

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from sub- + chela

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“Subchela.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subchela. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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