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chelicera, chelicerae

Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (C)
No Taxon chelicera, chelicerae
Pronunciation
kih-LISS-er-uh, kih-LISS-er-ay
Identification
chelicera, singular noun, plural chelicerae - pointed mouthpart(s) of arachnids (spiders and allies). They take the place of mandibles found in insects, for instance. See the diagram:


Internet References
Wikipedia: Chelicerae