pincerlike
adjective see pincer

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  • pincerlike — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : like a pincer or a pair of pincers in appearance or action executing a pincerlike maneuver in an effort to wipe out the insurgents New York Times the pincerlike claw of the lobster …   Useful english dictionary

  • pincerlike — adjective Resembling a pincer or some aspect of one …   Wiktionary

  • malacostracan — /mal euh kos treuh keuhn/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the crustacean subclass Malacostraca, which includes the lobsters, shrimps, crabs, etc. n. 2. a malacostracan crustacean. [1825 35; < NL Malacostrac(a) order of crustacea ( < Gk, neut …   Universalium

  • echinoderm — /i kuy neuh derrm , ek euh neuh /, n. any marine animal of the invertebrate phylum Echinodermata, having a radiating arrangement of parts and a body wall stiffened by calcareous pieces that may protrude as spines and including the starfishes, sea …   Universalium

  • acarid — /ak euh rid/, n. 1. an acarine, esp. a mite of the family Acaridae. adj. 2. of or pertaining to an acarid. [1875 80; ACAR(US) + ID2] * * * ▪ arachnid Introduction       any member of the subgroup of the arthropod class Arachnida that includes the …   Universalium

  • arachnid — arachnidan /euh rak ni deuhn/, adj., n. /euh rak nid/, n. 1. any wingless, carnivorous arthropod of the class Arachnida, including spiders, scorpions, mites, ticks, and daddy longlegs, having a body divided into two parts, the cephalothorax and… …   Universalium

  • crustacean — /kru stay sheuhn/, n. 1. any chiefly aquatic arthropod of the class Crustacea, typically having the body covered with a hard shell or crust, including the lobsters, shrimps, crabs, barnacles, and wood lice. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the… …   Universalium

  • scorpion — scorpionic /skawr pee on ik/, adj. /skawr pee euhn/, n. 1. any of numerous arachnids of the order Scorpionida, widely distributed in warmer parts of the world, having a long, narrow, segmented tail that terminates in a venomous sting. 2. the… …   Universalium

  • starfish — /stahr fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) starfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) starfishes. any echinoderm of the class Asteroidea, having the body radially arranged, usually in the form of a star, with five or more rays or… …   Universalium

  • 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

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