n. pincer, claw

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Chelae — (v. gr.), 1) Scheren, bes. 2) die Scheren der Krebse (Ch. cancrorum) u. Scorpione; 3) Sternbild der Wage …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Chelae — (lat.), Scheren, insbes. der Krebse, Skorpione etc …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • CHELAE — locus inter Apolloniam insulam, et Sangarium fluv. Arrianus. Est et locus circa Byzantium. Scalas teste Pet. Gylliô. Item duo Africae circa Carthaginem promontoria. Arrianus in Periplo, Bospori fauces, ubi transitus ille brevissimus, ponens ad… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Chelae — Chela Che la, n.; pl. {Chel[ae]}. [NL., fr. Gr. chhlh claw.] (Zo[ o]l.) The pincherlike claw of Crustacea and Arachnida. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heterochelate — Chelae of left and right chelipeds differing in shape amd size [McLaughlin, 1980]. Chelae of left and right chelipeds differing in shape and size [Moore and McCormick, 1969] …   Crustacea glossary

  • chela — A claw formed by the dactyl and propodus or a limb. Incorrectly used in euphausiids to describe setae in the configuration of a claw [Mauchline, 1984]. A claw, or the claw like terminus of a cheliped [Bliss, 1982]. A forceps like structure… …   Crustacea glossary

  • Chela (organ) — For other uses, see Chela. Line art drawing of chela. Chela (also named claw, nipper or pincer) is a pincerlike organ terminating certain limbs of some arthropods. Name The name comes from Greek (chele) through New Latin (chela). The plural form… …   Wikipedia

  • Scorpion — For other uses see Scorpion (disambiguation) Scorpion Temporal range: Silurian–Recent …   Wikipedia

  • Claw — For other uses, see Claw (disambiguation). Talons redirects here. For the Bloc Party song, see Talons (song).For the UK band, see Talons (band). For the sports team, see Tulsa Talons. A domestic cat s retractable claw in protracted position A… …   Wikipedia

  • Florida stone crab — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

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