n.; pl. chelae [Gr. chele, claw]
A lateral movable claw on a limb: pincerlike, with opposed movable and immovable fingers; occasionally both fingers move.
2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
Has been applied to feet of some Anoplura in which the opposable claw performs a holdfast function; see claw.
A type of microsclere with a short, straight or curved axis and recurved teeth at both ends.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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