cheliform

[ kee-luh-fawrm, kel-uh- ]
/ ˈki ləˌfɔrm, ˈkɛl ə- /
|

adjective

shaped like a chela.

Nearby words

  1. cheli-,
  2. chelicera,
  3. chelicerae,
  4. chelicerate,
  5. cheliferous,
  6. cheliped,
  7. chellean,
  8. chellup,
  9. chelmsford,
  10. cheloid

Origin of cheliform

First recorded in 1790–1800; cheli- + -form

Related formssub·che·li·form, adjective

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cheliform



British Dictionary definitions for cheliform

cheliform

/ (ˈkiːlɪˌfɔːm) /

adjective

shaped like a chela; pincer-like
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012