cheliped
noun Etymology: Greek chēlē claw + English -i- + -ped Date: 1869 one of the pair of legs that bears the large chelae in decapod crustaceans

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  • cheliped — Modern Latin, from chela, from Gk. khele claw (see CHELATE (Cf. chelate)) + L. pod , stem of pes foot (see FOOT (Cf. foot) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cheliped — n. [Gr. chele, claw; L. pes, foot] A claw bearing appendage; forceps that bear at its tip a chela …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cheliped — /kee leuh ped , kel euh /, n. (in decapod crustaceans) either of the pair of appendages bearing a chela. [1865 70; CHELI + PED] * * * …   Universalium

  • cheliped — A pereiopod bearing a chela [Chace and Hobbs, 1969]. A pereiopod bearing a chela; in crayfishes, the first pereiopod [Hobbs, Hobbs, and Daniel 1977]. Any thoracopod bearing chela [McLaughlin, 1980]. Pereiopod bearing chela (see Figs. 13,14), in… …   Crustacea glossary

  • cheliped — n. one of pair of limbs having large claws (in crabs and lobsters) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cheliped — che·li·ped …   English syllables

  • cheliped — ˈkēləˌped, ˈke noun ( s) Etymology: chel + ped : one of the pair of legs that bears the large chelae in decapod crustaceans …   Useful english dictionary

  • chela — A claw formed by the dactyl and propodus or a limb. Incorrectly used in euphausiids to describe setae in the configuration of a claw [Mauchline, 1984]. A claw, or the claw like terminus of a cheliped [Bliss, 1982]. A forceps like structure… …   Crustacea glossary

  • merus — ( ) [Holthuis, 1993]. Schematic drawing of a thoracic leg. [Holthuis, 1993] ( ) [Baba, 2005]. Entire animal, right appendages omitted, dorsal view, based on Munida. [Baba, 2005] ( ) [Baba, 2005]. Endopod of Mxp 3, lateral; and endopod of Mxp 3,… …   Crustacea glossary

  • propodus — ( ) [Holthuis, 1993]. Schematic drawing of a thoracic leg. [Holthuis, 1993] ( ) [Baba, 2005]. Entire animal, right appendages omitted, dorsal view, based on Munida. [Baba, 2005] ( ) [Baba, 2005]. Endopod of Mxp 3, lateral; and endopod of Mxp 3,… …   Crustacea glossary

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