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- adj. Having chelae (cheliform claws)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having cheliform claws, like a crab.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having chelæ: said of the chelate limbs of erustaceans, and of animals of which have chelæ. —
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- adj. having chelae
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Beneden's statement that a cheliferous Isopod (Tanais Dulongii), belonging, according to Milne-Edwards, to the same family as the common
In the cheliferous Isopods (Tanais) the heart resembles that of the
Prawn-form, in which the median eye has become indistinct, the spine of the labrum, and the outer branches of the cheliferous and ambulatory feet have been lost, the mandibular palpi and the abdominal feet have acquired distinct joints and setae, and the branchiae come into action.
The terminal setae of the second pair of antennae project between the cheliferous feet.
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