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chela


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chela  \Che"la\,  n.  [Hind.  ch[=e]la,  orig.,  slave,  fr  Skr. 
  c[=e][.t]a,  c[=e][.t]aka,  slave,  servant.] 
  In  India,  a  dependent  person  occupying  a  position  between 
  that  of  a  servant  or  slave  and  a  disciple;  hence  a  disciple 
  or  novice.  --  {Che"la*ship},  n. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chela  \Che"la\,  n.;  pl  {Chel[ae]}.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  chhlh`  claw.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  pincherlike  claw  of  Crustacea  and  Arachnida. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chela 
  n  1:  a  Hindu  disciple  of  a  swami 
  2:  a  structure  like  a  pincer  on  the  limb  of  a  crustacean  or 
  other  arthropods  [syn:  {claw},  {nipper},  {pincer}] 




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