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cheliform


cheliform


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cheliform  \Chel"i*form\,  a.  [Gr.  chhlh`  claw  +  -form.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Having  a  movable  joint  or  finger  closing  against  a  preceding 
  joint  or  a  projecting  part  of  it  so  that  the  whole  may  be 
  used  for  grasping,  as  the  claw  of  a  crab;  pincherlike