Cheliform

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Cheliform (Zoöl) Having a movable joint or finger closing against a preceding joint or a projecting part of it, so that the whole may be used for grasping, as the claw of a crab; pincherlike.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cheliform Having the form of a chela, cheliped, or chelicera; like the great claw of a lobster or crab; pincer-like.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. chhlh` claw + -form,