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.


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