cheliped

[ kee-luh-ped, kel-uh- ]
/ ˈki ləˌpɛd, ˈkɛl ə- /

noun

(in decapod crustaceans) either of the pair of appendages bearing a chela.

Origin of cheliped

First recorded in 1865–70; cheli- + -ped
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