Che"la (?), n.; pl. Chelæ (#). [NL., fr. Gr. chhlh` claw.] (Zoöl.)

The pincherlike claw of Crustacea and Arachnida.


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Che"la (?), n. [Hind. chEla, orig., slave, fr. Skr. cE&tsdot;a, cE&tsdot;aka, slave, servant.]

In India, a dependent person occupying a position between that of a servant or slave and a disciple; hence, a disciple or novice. -- Che"la*ship, n.


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