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chelicera


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chelicera  \Che*lic"e*ra\  (k[-e]*l[i^]s"[-e]*r[.a]),  n.;  pl 
  {Chelicer[ae]}  (-r[=e]).  [NL.,  fr  Gr  chhlh`  claw  +  ke`ras 
  horn.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  the  anterior  pair  of  mouth  organs,  terminated  by  a 
  pincherlike  claw,  in  scorpions  and  allied  Arachnida.  They  are 
  homologous  with  the  falcers  of  spiders,  and  probably  with  the 
  mandibles  of  insects. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chelicera 
  n  :  either  of  the  first  pair  of  fang-like  appendages  near  the 
  mouth  of  an  arachnid;  often  modified  for  grasping  and 
  piercing 




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