chela

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chela a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods
    • n chela a Hindu disciple of a swami
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chela In India, a dependent person occupying a position between that of a servant or slave and a disciple; hence, a disciple or novice.
    • n Chela (Zoöl) The pincherlike claw of Crustacea and Arachnida.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chela The pair of pincers or nippers, or the so-called claw, which terminates some of the limbs of most Crustacea, as crabs and lobsters, formed by an enlarged propodite bearing a movably apposed dactylopodite; the last and penultimate segments of a chelate limb or cheliped so modified as to constitute a prehensile organ like a pair of pincers.
    • n chela The similar nipper- or pincer-like claw terminating the chelicera of an arachnidan, as a scorpion. In these two senses also chele.
    • n chela A genus of cyprinoid fishes.
    • n chela See cheela.
    • n chela In sponge-spicules, a microsclere consisting of a more or loss curved shaft bearing at each end a variable number of recurved processes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chela kē′la the prehensile claw of a crab or scorpion
    • n Chela chē′la a novice in esoteric Buddhism
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hind. chēla, orig., slave, fr. Skr. cēṭa, cēṭaka, slave, servant
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Hind. chēlā, servant.

Usage

In literature:

The incubus of legs and chelae and vital organs will be removed.
"The Chessmen of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
And when I was faint with hunger he begged for me, as would a chela for his teacher.
"Kim" by Rudyard Kipling
A woman chela once asked the guru for his photograph.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
It is probable that they are all advanced chelas who hope in time to attain to the supreme honour of adeptship.
"The Mystery of Cloomber" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Marks along the glass plate and partition indicate contact by the antennae and chelae.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
As chela to Teshoo Lama, Kim acquired merit.
"Roosevelt in the Bad Lands" by Hermann Hagedorn
I am Khoot Hoomi, I am also the Chela of the Mountain!
"HE" by Andrew Lang
You shall pass through the valley of humiliation, living as the Chelas live upon your own soul.
"Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight" by Mathew Joseph Holt
The scorpions use their large chelae for seizing prey and for fighting with one another.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
The chelae of many crustaceans are weapons well adapted for fighting.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition)" by Charles Darwin
And when I was faint with hunger he begged for me, as would a chela for his teacher.
"Kim" by Rudyard Kipling
CHELAE of crustacea, i.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
It searches the innermost depths of the hole with the antenna, and then inserts its chela.
"The Life of Crustacea" by William Thomas Calman
The "chela kula" (tower of skulls), on the Pirot road, is a grim monument of the times.
"Through the Land of the Serb" by Mary Edith Durham
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In news:

Chela 's Chicken Coop – part 1: construction.
My friend Chela loves chickens.
Second-seeded Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina defeated Joao Souza of Brazil 5-7, 7-6 (6), 6-1 on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Vina Del Mar VTR Open.
Juan Ignacio Chela into semifinals in Chile.
Chela's Chicken Coop – part 1: construction.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina—Juan Ignacio Chela says he is retiring from professional tennis, leaving with six ATP singles titles and three in doubles—all on clay.
Argentine tennis player Juan Ignacio Chela retires.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Juan Ignacio Chela says he is retiring from professional tennis, leaving with six ATP singles titles and three in doubles - all on clay.
Juan Ignacio Chela says he is retiring from professional tennis, leaving with six ATP singles titles and three in doubles - all on clay.
Juan Ignacio Chela says he is retiring from professional tennis, leaving with six ATP singles titles and three in doubles _ all on clay.
Tmaz, Taco King, and Chela's.
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In science:

Thanks to Nicolas Andruskiewistch, Delia Flores de Chela, Takashi Kimura, Bernardo Uribe, Sylvie Paycha and Arturo Reyes.
Homology and manifolds with corners
Flores de Chela, Intertwining numbers: the three-rowed case, J.
On the Ext groups between Weyl modules for GL_n
Flores de Chela, On intertwining numbers, J.
On the Ext groups between Weyl modules for GL_n
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