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cheliform

[kee-luh-fawrm, kel-uh-]
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adjective
  1. shaped like a chela.

Origin of cheliform

First recorded in 1790–1800; cheli- + -form
Related formssub·che·li·form, adjective
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Examples from the Web for cheliform

Historical Examples

  • Galathea strigosa is peculiar for the spinous character of the carapace and cheliform legs.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3

    Various

  • Palpi four: anterior pair pediform, cheliform, or unguiculate; posterior pediform.


British Dictionary definitions for cheliform

cheliform

adjective
  1. shaped like a chela; pincer-like
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