noun, plural che·lae [kee-lee] /ˈki li/.
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Historical Examples of chela
The movable finger of the chela is folded across the extremity of the claw.
Chela: The pair of pincers, or claw, which terminates some of the appendages.
When the upper jaws are furnished at the end with a chela or thumb.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)
Lahiri Mahasaya had appeared to instruct the chela in answer to his prayers.Autobiography of a YOGI
And when I was faint with hunger he begged for me, as would a chela for his teacher.Kim