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cheliped

[kee-luh-ped, kel-uh-] /ˈki ləˌpɛd, ˈkɛl ə-/
noun
1.
(in decapod crustaceans) either of the pair of appendages bearing a chela.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; cheli- + -ped
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  • The lobster likely uses its exaggerated claw, or cheliped, to defend against other crustaceans.
Word Origin and History for cheliped
n.

1859, Modern Latin, from chela "claw," from Greek khele "claw" (see chelicerae) + Latin pod-, stem of pes "foot" (see foot (n.)).

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