from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having the shape of a chela; pincerlike.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having the form of a chela

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a movable joint or finger closing against a preceding joint or a projecting part of it, so that the whole may be used for grasping, as the claw of a crab; pincherlike.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the form of a chela, cheliped, or chelicera; like the great claw of a lobster or crab; pincer-like.


Ancient Greek χηλή (khēlē, "jawbone") + -form (Wiktionary)



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.