Definition of chelicerate in English:

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chelicerate

Pronunciation: /kəˈlɪsəreɪt/
/kəˈlɪsər(ə)rət/
Zoology

noun

An arthropod of the large group Chelicerata; an arachnid, sea spider, or horseshoe crab.
Example sentences
  • 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

Relating to or denoting chelicerates.
Example sentences
  • 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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Line breaks: che|li¦cer|ate

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