subchela

noun sub·chela \¦səb+\

Definition of subchela

plural

subchelae

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of subchela

New Latin, from sub- + chela


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