cheliferous
adj. [Gr. chele, claw; L. ferein, to bear]
Bearing or terminating in claws or chelae.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • 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

  • cheliferous — [kə lif′ər əs] adj. bearing chelae …   English World dictionary

  • cheliferous — /keuh lif euhr euhs/, adj. bearing chelae. [1750 60; CHELI + FEROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • cheliferous — adjective Having chelae (cheliform claws) …   Wiktionary

  • cheliferous — bearing pincers or claws Bearing and Carrying …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • cheliferous — che·lif·er·ous …   English syllables

  • cheliferous — /kəˈlɪfərəs/ (say kuh lifuhruhs) adjective bearing chelae …   Australian English dictionary

  • cheliferous — adjective having chelae • Pertains to noun: ↑chela …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chelate — Che late, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {Cheliferous}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cheli- — a combining form meaning claws, used in the formation of compound words: cheliferous. [comb. form repr. Gk chelé CHELA1] * * * …   Universalium

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