cheliceral
adjective see chelicera

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cheliceral — che·li·cer·al …   English syllables

  • cheliceral — adjective of or relating to or resembling chelicerae • Syn: ↑chelicerate • Pertains to noun: ↑chelicera (for: ↑chelicerate), ↑chelicera • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cheliceral fang — The Cheliceral fang of a spider is so called because the chelicerae of spiders consist of two parts, one containing all or part of the glands that produce the spider s venom and the other part a kind of organic hypodermic needle through which the …   Wikipedia

  • cheliceral sheath — (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata) A paired membranous sheath that attaches the chelicera to the cheliceral frame so as to allow extension and retraction …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cheliceral teeth — (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata) Serrations along the borders of the cheliceral groove …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cheliceral frame — (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata) That part of the tegument to which the chelicerae are attached …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cheliceral boss — (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata) In Araneae when present, a tear shaped or wedge shaped process on the distal part of the chelicera where it comes into contact with the clypeus …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cheliceral gland — (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata) One of paired glands in the dorsal part of the prosoma; the orifice is in the chelicerae …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cheliceral groove — (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata) One of paired longitudinal grooves in the dorsal surface of the infracapitulum, receiving and guiding the chelicera …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • chelicera — cheliceral, adj. chelicerate /keuh lis euh rayt , euhr it/, adj. /keuh lis euhr euh/, n., pl. chelicerae / euh ree /. one member of the first pair of usually pincerlike appendages of spiders and other arachnids. Cf. pedipalp. [1825 35; < NL,… …   Universalium

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