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che·la1 / ˈkēlə/ • n. (pl. -lae / -lē; -lī/ ) Zool. a pincerlike claw, esp. of a crab or other crustacean. Compare with chelicera. che·la2 / ˈchālä/ • n. a follower and student of a guru.

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chela The terminal segment of an arthropod appendage when this can be opposed to the segment that precedes it. The chela is often enlarged and modified to act as a pincer, as in the lobster. Any appendage possessing a chela is described as chelate.

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chela (zool.) prehensile claw. XVII (chely). — modL., alt. of L. chēlē or its source Gr. khēlḗ.

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chela a follower and pupil of a guru; the word comes from Hindi celā.

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chela A prehensile claw or pincer (e.g. in Crustacea).

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chela Prehensile claw or pincer, e.g. in Crustacea.

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