Cheliform
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. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • cheliform — [kē′lə fôrm΄] adj. having the form of a chela …   English World dictionary

  • cheliform — adj. [Gr. chele, claw; L. forma, shape] Pincherlike …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cheliform — /kee leuh fawrm , kel euh /, adj. shaped like a chela. [1790 1800; CHELI + FORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • cheliform — adjective Having the form of a chela …   Wiktionary

  • cheliform — che|li|form <zu ↑...form> scherenförmig …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • cheliform — shaped like a pincer Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • cheliform — che·li·form …   English syllables

  • cheliform — /ˈkiləfɔm/ (say keeluhfawm) adjective nipper like. {cheli + form} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cheliform — ˈkēləˌfȯrm, ˈke adjective Etymology: chel + form : having a movable joint or finger closing against the adjacent segment so as to form a forcepslike organ used especially of a crab s claw …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cheliferous — Che*lif er*ous, a. [Gr. chhlh claw + ferous.] (Zo[ o]l.) Having cheliform claws, like a crab. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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