a combining form meaning “claws,” used in the formation of compound words: cheliferous.

Nearby words

  1. chelan, lake,
  2. chelate,
  3. chelating agent,
  4. chelating agents,
  5. chelation,
  6. chelicera,
  7. chelicerae,
  8. chelicerate,
  9. cheliferous,
  10. cheliform

Origin of cheli-

combining form representing Greek chēlḗ chela1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019