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chela1

[kee-luh] /ˈki lə/
noun, plural chelae
[kee-lee] /ˈki li/ (Show IPA)
1.
the pincerlike organ or claw terminating certain limbs of crustaceans and arachnids.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < New Latin < Greek chēlḗ claw

chela2

[chey-lah] /ˈtʃeɪ lɑ/
noun
1.
(in India) a disciple of a religious teacher.
Origin
1825-35; < Hindi celā; compare Pali cellaka monk, Prakrit cilla boy, student
Related forms
chelaship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for chela

chela1

/ˈkiːlə/
noun (pl) lae (-liː)
1.
a large pincer-like claw of such arthropods as the crab and scorpion
Derived Forms
cheliferous (kɪˈlɪfərəs) adjective
Word Origin
C17: New Latin, from Greek khēlē claw

chela2

/ˈtʃeɪlə/
noun
1.
(Hinduism) a disciple of a religious teacher
Derived Forms
chelaship, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi celā, from Sanskrit ceta servant, slave
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