Definition of chelicerate in English:

chelicerate

Line breaks: che|li¦cer|ate
Pronunciation: /kəˈlɪsəreɪt
 
, -(ə)rət/
Zoology

noun

  • An arthropod of the large group Chelicerata; an arachnid, sea spider, or horseshoe crab.
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    • Some arachnid chelicerates are parasites, such as ticks and mites.
    • Whilst insects are defined as having three fused body sections, the chelicerates have two.
    • They may represent a very early branching of the chelicerate lineage.

adjective

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  • Relating to or denoting chelicerates.
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    • They may represent a very early branching of the chelicerate lineage.
    • All chelicerate arthropods have this special first set of modified legs.
    • This is the tactic used by scorpions, another group of chelicerate predators.

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