Che*lic"e*ra (?), n.; pl. Chelicerae (#) [NL., fr. Gr. claw + horn.] Zool.
One of the anterior pair of mouth organs, terminated by a pincherlike claw, in scorpions and allied Arachnida. They are homologous with the falcers of spiders, and probably with the mandibles of insects.
© Webster 1913.