chelicera


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che·lic·er·a

, pl.

che·lic·er·ae

(ke-lis'ĭ-ră, -ĭ-rē),
One of the two anterior appendages of arachnids; in ticks and parasitic mites, the chelicerae are piercing and cutting structures, and constitute important feeding organs.
[G. chēlē, claw, + keras, horn]

chelicera

(kĭ-lĭs′ər-ə)
n. pl. chelic·erae (-ə-rē′)
Either of the first pair of fanglike appendages near the mouth of an arachnid or a horseshoe crab, often modified for grasping and piercing.

chelicera

one of a pair of grasping and piercing organs present in Arachnids and Horseshoe crabs.