- n. Plural form of chelicera.
“Her jaws widened, and from between her lips her spider chelicerae emerged, two appendages ending in hollow points, each loaded with poison.”
“All members of this subphylum have chelicerae and pedipalps as their first and second prosomal appendages.”
“After reaching maturity, deutonymphs find a plant or soft substrate, embed their chelicerae and transform into another inactive stage, which emerges as an adult in a few days.”
“Larval mites have a short gnathosoma with stocky pedipalps on either side of paired chelicerae.”
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“However, a new report by Jager et al. suggests that that interpretation may be flawed, and that sea spider chelifores are actually homologous to the chelicerae of spiders.”
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“In Codex Borbonicus 9 (Pl. 4, fig. 4) there is represented a stout-bodied form of spider with two sharply pointed chelicerae projecting from the conventionalized mouth.”
“Below the eyes are the two large chelicerae which carry teeth for biting prey.”
“Those large and long jaws (or chelicerae) are typical of males of this species.”
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